The term sports car is always associated with a vehicle that is extremely stylish, super speedy and hardly cares about the needs of an average consumer. The 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata is one such vehicle and an amazing one at that.
Miata shares a lot of design features with the Lotus Elan, MG and the Austin Healey. Mazda has always been good at delivering vehicles to car enthusiasts who never ask for practical features but are diehard fans of things that people seldom use. It’s the type of car that one would long to own, while the owners will drive it only once on a sunny afternoon before switching back to their trusted sedan.
For starters, the 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata features an amazingly muscular body which is not readily found in most models except on those that are catered to the perfect lot. It is powered by a six speed transmission system, has deep grille combined with strong fenders and looks like a beast on the road. The model variant which has been released for the niche community and is being tested by auto experts is priced at $32,820.
The new Miata is powered by a four cylinder 2.0 liter engine which delivers 155 horsepower. BBS alloy wheel package and Brembo brakes are used in the model vehicle, but it is unclear whether it will be found in the basic variant on launch. However, you may have the option to choose to add them by paying extra.
With a sleek design, the car occupies less space and test drivers confirmed that it could easily be parked alongside another sedan in a moderately sized garage. The compact design and increased stability provide complete control to the driver. One may not feel the actual speed and may opine that they are driving at 60 mph when the actual speed of the car could be at 80 mph.
While everything in terms of style and performance is amazing about the 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata, on the downside it can accommodate only two passengers at a time and has a relatively small cargo space measured at 4.6 cubic feet. The Miata was never designed to be a traveler’s companion or for long drives. Instead, it focuses at the niche group of buyers who like to take out their car for a fun ride and come back to their homes to mull over the experience that they have just had.