Mar 18 2016

Mazda Miata MX-5 Hardtop Model Confirmed in New York

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Miata MX-5 hardtop

Now imagine this beautiful scene- but with a hardtop!

Mazda recently extended an ambiguous but exciting invitation to car enthusiasts — “help us blow the lid off at the New York Auto Show.” Since then, speculation has been flying back and forth between numerous sources, but everyone seems to agree on one thing — the most likely reveal at the upcoming New York event is the unveiling of the current generation Miata MX-5 hardtop model. The Miata MX-5 convertible entered a new generation last year, and after a year of drawing attention and praise for its thrilling driving experience and sleek good looks, experts are certain it’s about time the hardtop variant joins the Miata MX-5 family.

The previous generation of the Mazda Miata MX-5 also introduced a power-folding hardtop model, and the brand intends to carry that tradition into the fourth generation. However, a recent interview between Mazda and Autocar reveals that the company plans to give the new Miata MX-5 a lighter and more compact folding roof when the hardtop version comes to light. Experts expect the hardtop to be both heavier than the standard MX-5 and about $2,000 more expensive.

In the United Kingdom, the hardtop model of the Miata MX-5’s previous generation accounted for 80 percent of the nameplate’s sales. Mazda attributes this success to the increased cabin insulation and rigidity of the vehicle afforded by the electronic-folding metal roof. The hardtop version will undoubtedly be sought-after by customers who want the added convenience and comfort.

More information on the Mazda Miata MX-5 hardtop version will likely be available if and when the coupe goes on display at the New York Auto Show. Because of the fourth-gen Miata MX-5’s dramatic weight loss and improved performance, enthusiasts expect the new hardtop model will be a powerful and fun-to-drive member of Mazda’s lineup.

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