Mazda’s designers have created two different versions of the fourth-generation Mazda MX-5 Miata for the 2015 SEMA Show at the Las Vegas Convention Center. Both models -- MY2016 MX-5 Spyder Concept and MY2016 MX-5 Speedster Concept – are personifications of what designers think are the best things for the popular lightweight sports cars.
Both MX-5 Miata concepts are substantially lighter than the typical MX-5 roadster, which weighs around 2,332 lbs. First off, the 2016 MX-5 Spyder Concept blends the personality of a vintage roadster and the design of a modern car.
Donning a new Mercury Silver concept paint color, the 2016 MX-5 Spyder Concept features bespoke leather interior details. On the other hand, the 2016 MX-5 Speedster integrates a much-wanted performance into a lightweight sports car, as inspired by the minimalist roadsters of the 1950s.
Wrapped in Blue Ether, the MX-5 Speedster takes open-air driving to how drivers want it to be, even getting rid of the traditional windshield and preferring a lighter deflector.
Both the MY2016 MX-5 Spyder Concept and MY2016 MX-5 Speedster Concept can be further personalized and upgraded with an array of conceptual and aftermarket parts and accessories from Mazda’s partners: AC&A Manufacturing, ASC – American Sunroof Corporation, Delta Seat, Franks Fab Shop, H&R Springs, Haartz Corporation, KW Suspensions, Makin Industries/RAYS Wheels, Long Road Racing, Lusch, Racing Beat, and SIM Specialty Interior Manufacturing.
SEMA Show visitors can view the MY2016 MX-5 Spyder Concept and MY2016 MX-5 Speedster Concept at the Mazda booth, #11647 in the North Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center.
Currently, the MX-5 Miata is in its fourth generation (NC), which was launched in 2014. The very first Mazda MX-5 (NA) was unveiled at the Chicago Auto Show in February 1989. Its sales started in North America in May 1989; in Japan in September 1989; in Europe 1990. Thanks to very positive press reviews, demand initially outstripped production. The first generation MX-5 was halted after the 1997 model year.
In 1997, Mazda consolidated its operations in North America as Mazda North American Operations, which includes Mazda Motor of America. Mazda North American Operations is headquartered at Irvine, California. Mazda North American Operations is in charge of overseeing sales, marketing, parts and customer service support of Mazda vehicles in the United States and Mexico. Mazda’s operations in Mexico are managed by Mazda Motor de Mexico in Mexico City.
The Guinness Book of World Records declared the Mazda MX-5 Miata i 2000, as the best-selling two-seat sports car in history. The 250,000th unit rolled off the production line on November 9, 1992 while the 500,000th MX-5 was produced on February 8, 1999.