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How The 2025 Mazda Miata Could Reshape The Budget Sports Car Market


  • September 18, 2023 1:05 PM | Anonymous member

    How The 2025 Mazda Miata Could Reshape The Budget Sports Car Market
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    How The 2025 Mazda Miata Could Reshape The Budget Sports Car Market
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    The Mazda MX-5 Miata has been the benchmark for sporty handling in the two-seat sports car segment since its introduction in 1989. It offers lightweight construction, precise steering, and high levels of grip.
    The upcoming 2025 Mazda MX-5 Miata is expected to have a new design inspired by Mazda's Vision Study concept. It may feature bulging fenders, a distinctive face, round taillights, and possibly even pop-up headlights.
    The new Miata is likely to stick to the current trim levels of Sport, Club, and Grand Touring or transition to new trims for a fresh identity. It will also be built at Mazda's Hiroshima facility in Japan and could start around the $30,000 mark in terms of pricing.
    Since its introduction in 1989 at the Chicago Auto Show, the Mazda MX-5 Miata has stood as the benchmark for sporty handling in the two-seat sports car segment due to its quality, lightweight construction, near 50:50 weight balance, precise steering response, and high levels of grip.

    Equally impressive is the fact that the first-gen Mazda 1990 Miata, upon its release, made clear its intentions right off the bat by taking driving fun to a new level with its predictability and playfulness – qualities that have since come to define the Miata car.

    Mazda did not stop there, however. The Miata was also very reasonably priced (it had an original price of $14,000), thus making available an affordable sports car offering reasonable performance, a richly involving driving experience, and an undeniable cool factor. This not only gave the general population the chance to own a modern sports car, but it also rekindled interest in small, lightweight cars, which had become a dying breed since the late ‘70s. The MX-5 Miata would go on to become the best-selling two-seat sports car in history, influencing modern budget sports car design along the way.

    But times are changing, and the Mazda Miata desperately needs a new generation, considering the fourth-gen Miata has been in production since 2015 and is starting to get stale. Driven by competition and consumer appetite for something fresh, Mazda will introduce a new version of the Miata in 2025, with the upcoming model billed to bring a new design from the ground up. That most likely means new Miata trims, engine, interior features, improved suspension, and more. We also expect the forthcoming Miata car to stick as closely to its winning formula as possible in order to avoid the shrinking of its influence as one of the cheapest sports cars in the world today. With that being said, here’s everything we know about the future 2025 Mazda Miata, with trim levels, price, specs, and how it could reshape the budget sports car market.

    The images featured in this article have been created by HotCars' digital artist, Timothy Adry Emmanuel

    Will There Be A New Mazda MX-5 Miata?
    Yes, there is a new Mazda MX-5 Miata on the way for the 2025 model year. The future sports car will likely be inspired by Mazda’s Vision Study concept, which was previewed on the brand’s official Japanese YouTube channel. That model features bulging fenders, a distinctive face defined by slim headlights and an unmistakable grille, round taillights split into halves, butterfly doors, and a wraparound windshield. While we do not expect the next Miata car to come with butterfly doors, the remaining features might well make it to the 2025 Mazda MX-5 Miata. At the same time, we also wouldn’t be surprised to see the iconic pop-up headlights in the first-gen Mazda 1990 Miata make a comeback here.
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