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    Next-Generation Mazda MX-5 Miata To Debut On September 3rd


    • A Date Has Been Set For The Next MX-5


    Mazda announced today that on September 3rd, the fourth-generation MX-5 Miata will be shown. The covers will come off simultaneously at three different events in Europe, Japan, and the U.S. The U.S. event will be held at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca in Monterey, California.

    "We're excited to make this official, to announce that the newest member of the MX-5 Miata family will be arriving soon. Along with our colleagues around the world, we continue to celebrate the MX-5's 25th anniversary and look forward to sharing even more news in the near future," said Jim O'Sullivan, president and CEO of Mazda North American Operations (MNAO).

    Not much is known about the next-generation MX-5 Miata, aside from a brand new SkyActiv chassis that was shown at the New York Auto Show.

    Source: Mazda

    William Maley is a staff writer for Cheers & Gears. He can be reached at william.maley@cheersandgears.comor you can follow him on twitter at @realmudmonster.

    Press Release is on Page 2


    ALL-NEW 2016 MAZDA MX-5 MIATA CONFIRMED

    - Fourth-Generation Roadster to Debut via Simultaneous Global Events on Three Continents -

    IRVINE, Calif., July 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- This fall, 25 years of storied MX-5 Miata history will turn the page to unveil the beginning of its fourth chapter as the next-generation roadster will be rumor no more during simultaneous global events in Japan, Spain and the United States. Officially confirmed as a 2016 model, the all-new MX-5 coyly made an initial debut at this year's New York International Auto Show in the form of an exposed SKYACTIV-CHASSIS. MX-5 historians eagerly scribbled notes, snapped photos and speculated on what the final product would be. On September 3, 2014 speculation will shift into revelation during an exclusive event to be held in Monterey, Calif.

    Mazda North American Operations is headquartered in Irvine, Calif., and oversees the sales, marketing, parts and customer service support of Mazda vehicles in the United States and Mexico through nearly 700 dealers. Operations in Mexico are managed by Mazda Motor de Mexico in Mexico City. For more information on Mazda vehicles, including photography and B-roll, please visit the online Mazda media center at www.mazdausamedia.com.

    "We're excited to make this official, to announce that the newest member of the MX-5 Miata family will be arriving soon," said Jim O'Sullivan, president and CEO, Mazda North American Operations (MNAO). "Along with our colleagues around the world, we continue to celebrate the MX-5's 25th anniversary and look forward to sharing even more news in the near future."

    In addition to the global unveil of the 2016 MX-5 Miata, MNAO has partnered with the enthusiast-operated event eponymously known as Miatas at Mazda Raceway, which will be held on September 5-7. The next-generation roadster will be on display along with an array of heritage, concept and motorsports MX-5s. MNAO also will lead consumer discussion sessions covering history, motorsports, R&D and design as well as coordinate one of the largest gatherings of MX-5 Miatas in North America. Registration for the annual event is free and open to the public. For more information, visit www.MiatasAtMazdaRaceway.com.

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    This is exciting and I will tip my Hat to Mazda for creating a car that they held to the same size and driving dynamics that has kept it going. All other auto companys, Toyota, GM tried the 2 person rally type car and never hit the right combination or tried to blow it up by making it bigger. Never understood that. Mustangs and Cameros all went through the bigger is better and the cars died off. There is something to say for staying in the same size catagory and just making a better drivable car.

     

    Way to go Mazda, this is still a Zoom Zoom Driving machine for you.! :metal:

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