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Mike Stevens | Sep, 03 2014 | 6 Comments

UPDATE: The all-new MX-5 HAS NOW BEEN REVEALED.

It is now mere hours until Mazda’s all-new MX-5 makes its global debut, but a last-minute new rendering has surfaced online.

In itself, that’s no reason to get excited, let alone throw out yet another article. This one, however, comes with an interesting twist.

This unique new view appears to not only bear more than a few similarities to that recent on-road video from Japan - it may also be the work of a Mazda employee.

Surfacing on MX-5 enthusiast community Miata.net overnight, these images are the work of user ‘SethofDeath’, marking his first-ever post on the forum.

The images bear the watermark “Designed by Seth Elson”, and searches online have revealed that a man by that name is also employed by Mazda of North America.

Isn’t that something…

Contacted by American motoring site Jalopnik, a spokesperson reportedly replied, none-too-cheeky, “So what, employees like to sketch too.”

But, company ties or not, none of this is evidence of these renderings as an authentic preview of what we’ll see when the MX-5 is unveiled tomorrow.

The images do appear to line up, however, with recent video footage. The short overhangs, the high rear deck and those muscular haunches, it’s all here.

Recent comments from Mazda Australia boss Martin Benders also hint at the potential accuracy of these images.

Asked if the new MX-5 would wear the same ‘Kodo’ styling featured on the latest Mazda models, Mr Benders said only “I would say it’s more of an evolved version of that”.

Looking at these renders, that sounds about right.

What do you think? Have your say in the comments below.

UPDATE: The all-new MX-5 HAS NOW BEEN REVEALED.

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