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So yesterday’s news was dominated by the unveiling of the new 2016 Mazda MX5. While the looks of this new roadster truly brings a new image to the cute rear-wheeler, they had yet to release the specs of this new car; until now.

Although it is still lacking the official power or even weight figure of the car, they did released the “development targets” of the Japanese-market 2016 Miata, which could at least shed some light on how awesome the new roadster is going to be.

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For starters, the previous gen NC was 4020mm long, 1720mm wide and 1245mm tall, and has a wheelbase of 2330mm. The new ND however has a length of 3915mm, 1730mm wide and a height of 1235mm. Wheelbase is 2315mm. This means that the new ND MX5 is about 10.5cm shorter in overall length from its previous gen, and is slightly wider by 1cm.

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Like mentioned earlier, no power figures were presented, but it will be powered by a SKYACITV-G direct-injection petrol engine mated to a SKYACTIV-MT six-speed manual transmission. It gets a double-wishbone suspension in the front and multilink suspension in the rear.

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Stopping power is provided by a set of ventilated brakes upfront and solid discs in the rear, hiding underneath the 195/50R16 tires.

 

Body type: Roadster
Seating Capacity: 2 persons
Length: 154.1″ (3915mm)
Width: 68.1″ (1730mm)
Height: 48.62″ (1235mm)
Wheelbase: 91.1″ (2315mm)
Engine: SKYACTIV-G direct-injection gasoline engine
Transmissions: SKYACTIV-MT six-speed manual
Front suspension: Double wishbone
Rear suspension: Multilink
Steering: Electric Power Assisted Rack & Pinion Steering (EPAS)
Brakes (front/rear): Ventilated discs / Solid discs
Tires: 195/50R16

 

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