Mazda Crams Pizzazz into Accessories Concept of the MX-5 Miata at Chicago
At an informal press conference this morning at the automaker’s display booth, Mazda PR executives showed off the Ceramic Metallic Mazda MX-5 decked out with hardcore custom accessories. The convertible Accessories Concept model was a hit for fans of the next-generation roadster.
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The MX-5 Miata was first introduced by Mazda at the Chicago Auto Show 26 years ago, so it’s not surprising this was the focus of the press conference given by the brand’s representatives.
“There is so much MX-5 history at the Chicago Auto Show, and we wanted to continue building on that,” said Jim O’Sullivan, president and CEO of Mazda NAO. “The concept parts and accessories we have showcased at the Chicago Auto Show were developed to give customers a look at what is possible for the new cars to make them truly one-of-a-kind, adding to that excitement.”
The Accessories Concept design of the MX-5 Miata which is on display in Chicago features multiple upgrades, including 17x7J 45mm offset jet-black BBS wheels for 205/45R17 tires, Brembo brakes behind the front wheels and red brake calipers behind all four wheels, and an aerodynamic body kit (side sill extensions, rear bumper skirt, front air dam, and rear spoiler)–like the one on the Global Cup Car at SEMA.
There was also a carbon-fiber luggage rack on display next to the MX-5, weighing less than two pounds and featuring its own Center High Mount Stop Lamp.
With all these exciting accessories, the base model’s reduced length and weight, and its 2.0-liter SKYACTIV-G inline four-cylinder engine, this sporty vehicle would be way more fun to drive than just take pictures of.
The 2016 MX-5 will be available this summer–we’ll see if it lives up to the hype it’s received over the past months. Other notable vehicles that Mazda has on display at the Chicago Auto Show are the CX-3, CX-5, and Mazda6.
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