The unveiling of Mazda’s new MX-5 roadster promises to be one of the biggest events of next year’s motoring calendar, and the Japanese carmaker knows it.
Mazda has been tight-lipped on the specifics of its new ‘ND’ MX-5, but recent weeks have seen the company reveal the compact roadster’s underpinnings and a handful of key details.
Exactly what we’ll see on the styling front also remains unclear, although it is believed Mazda will bring the MX-5 more in line with the look of its wider line-up.
Rumours and reports to that effect have seen a flood of renderings surface online in the past year, all drawing on the new ‘Kodo’ design language that now dominates the brand’s range.
Whether we’ll see Mazda deviate so dramatically from the established MX-5 look remains to be seen, but a Shinari-styled roadster would likely find no shortage of fans.
Expect the new MX-5 to enter with a more compact and lightweight design than the outgoing NC model, focusing again on handling and dynamics over outright power.