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Pricing Announced for 2016 Mazda MX-5

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Six months after its initial unveiling, Mazda has released pricing information about the upcoming fourth-generation MX-5—also known as the Miata. The next-gen roadster will hit dealerships this summer, and will come with a price tag of $24,915 MSRP for the base Sport trim (not including destination charges). When compared to the starting price of the 2015 model, this is an almost $1,000 price increase—but you get a helluva lot of extra stuff for that price.

2016 Mazda MX-5 pricing

Pricing Announced for 2016 Mazda MX-5

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For starters, the 2016 MX-5 is smaller and lighter than the outgoing model, which presumably means one thing: more speed. Equipped with a standard six-speed manual transmission, the 2016 MX-5 is expected to outperform its predecessor—although no official numbers have been released yet. Other standard features new for this generation include a leather-wrapped shift knob, Bluetooth connectivity, USB audio input, LED headlights, and power door locks.

2016 Mazda Miata pricing

Inside the 2016 MX-5

“The three trim levels available – Sport, Club and Grand Touring – are tailored for three very different types of customers, broadening the MX-5’s appeal,” explained Rod McLaughlin, MX-5 vehicle line manager, MNAO. “The Sport model is for those desiring a pure, lightweight, unadulterated wind-in-the-hair driving experience. MX-5 Club is for those seeking a more aggressive appearance and driving experience and Grand Touring models are for loyal MX-5 owners who seek premium amenities and a driving experience that only MX-5 can deliver.”

Keep an eye out for further specs—including 0-to-60 times, top speeds, horsepower, and torque ratings—to be announced nearer the 2016 MX-5’s release date. Oh, and keep an eye out for a more solid release date than “summer 2015,” as well!

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