Mazda North American Operations (MNAO) introduced the 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata Club at the 2015 New York International Auto Show, marking the world debut of the North American-focused Club model.
Lighter, smaller, quicker and more nimble than its predecessor, MX-5 has adopted Mazda's full suite of SKYACTIV Technology and KODOâ€”Soul of Motion design. In the process, MX-5 has shed approximately 150 pounds from its predecessor, with a curb weight of 2,332 lbs. when equipped with SKYACTIV-MT six-speed manual transmission (2,381 lbs. with the six-speed automatic transmission).
The MX-5 Club heightens performance with trim-level exclusive:
17-inch gunmetal alloy wheels wrapped in 205/45R17 tires
Also available for the MX-5 Club is a package that equips the roadster with forged lightweight BBS 17-inch wheels, Brembo front brakes and functional aerodynamic side sill extensions and rear bumper skirt that were previewed at the Chicago Auto Show and on the MX-5 Global Cup race car.
"MX-5 is the heart and soul of Mazda, serving as a beacon for the rest of our lineup with its fun-to-drive dynamics, design and technologies," said Jim O'Sullivan, president and CEO, MNAO. "Jinba Ittaiâ€”oneness between driver and machineâ€”defines the MX-5. It's a philosophy that has led every decision we've made toward bringing the MX-5 back to the basics that made drivers fall in love with it 26 years ago when the first generation debuted."
All MX-5s bound for North America will come with compact LED headlights, Bluetooth phone and audio streaming and a SKYACTIV-G 2.0-liter engine. The MX-5 will be equipped with either a standard six-speed SKYACTIV-MT manual or available six-speed automatic.