In early October, as part of the Paris International Motor Show Japanese car manufacturer 2018-2019 Mazda has introduced the fourth generation of the legendary MX-5 roadster, which is brought in the Guinness Book of Records as the most massive roadster in the history of the world automotive industry.
The model has received more brash exterior, gained new powertrains, acquired a more comfortable interior and a bit lost in size.
But let’s not rush out and describe everything in order.
After the change of generations roadster 2018-2019 Mazda MX-May 2016 model year looks very stylish, attractive and aggressive, being able to maintain its historical DNA, which elevated him to the top of popularity.
Aggressive appearance of the car headlights provide predatory squint disclosed “mouth” false radiator grille and a modified front bumper.
This elegant curve of the front wings and the soft contours of the body roadster added slightly more dynamic of the sports car, which, no doubt, will appeal to admirers of the 2018-2019 Mazda MX-5.
As already mentioned above, and so do not possess large size car after change of generations has become even smaller, which means that the better the model will change mobility in saturated urban stream.
Now Roadster reaches a length of 391.5 cm, losing 10.5 centimeters, height decreased to the level of 123.5 centimeters (2 cm), and only the width of the car has increased slightly – up to 173 x centimeters (1 cm).
Less by 1.5 centimeters and became the length of the wheelbase, which now stands at 231.5 centimeters and a height clearance (clearance) reaches only 14 centimeters.
To reduce and curb weight roadster 2018-2019 Mazda MX-May model year, now the weight of the machine as standard is approximately 1020 kg.
news Salon has a traditional two-seat layout, it just moved to the stern, and has a low-slung, compared to its predecessor, it provides a feeling of being in a race car.
Inside the car the new generation did not spacious, but when it comes to comfort and ergonomics, in this regard, the progress is obvious, therefore, likely future owners of the Roadster will be satisfied.
The new 2018-2019 Mazda MX-May model year will continue to be available in an open version and modification with a folding hard-top, which can be automatically folded in a special compartment between the luggage compartment and interior.
The whole process takes only about 12 seconds.
For the roadster 2018-2019 Mazda MX-May model year, Japanese engineers offer two power units series SkyActive-G.
We are talking about gasoline engines, which are already equipped with some cars the Japanese company, but for the news they were subjected to further modernization.
Engines equipped with the function of direct fuel injection and got inline configuration with 16-valve timing.
Unfortunately, at the Paris Motor Show Japanese automaker has not announced all the technical data of the engine, but something about them is already known.
“Younger” in the motor vehicle scheme will be a 4-cylinder unit with a displacement of 1.5 liters, which develops about 140 horsepower, and the “big” will be a 2.0-liter engine developing a power of about 180 horsepower.
Both units can be paired with a dedicated six mechanical gearbox and a six-speed “automatic”.
Dynamic performance and fuel consumption figures the company also has yet to reveal, promising everything to sound detail before the start of sales of its new products.
At the heart of the roadster 2018-2019 Mazda MX-May model year is a completely new rear-drive platform, providing extensive use of aluminum in the construction of the chassis and body, as well as lowering the machine’s center of gravity while providing ideal weight distribution between the axles in a proportion of 50 to 50.
The model has a fully independent suspension, front where the system is installed with twin trailing arms, while the rear part is equipped with a multi-link design.
As with the previous generation car, 2018-2019 Mazda MX-May model year received a front-mounted engine, but leading is a rear axle on which the thrust comes from using lightweight cardan shaft.
The front wheels of the car the Japanese disc brakes equipped with a ventilation function and the rear wheels are equipped with simple news Disc Brake.
Rack and pinion steering the machine will work in tandem with the electric power.
Already standard equipment in the model will get anti-lock brakes (ABS), the system of emergency braking assistance (BAS), the brake force distribution system (EBD), traction control (ASR) and a system of exchange rate stability (ESP).
The structure of the basic equipment for the roadster 2018-2019 Mazda MX-5, the Japanese automaker has included Xenon headlights, stern lights on the LED elements, rims made of light alloys with a diameter of 17 inches, height-adjustable sport seats, four airbags, a leather-trimmed steering wheel, automatic climate- control, cruise control, trip computer, heated seats, heated and electric door mirrors, central locking, immobilizer, Start-Stop function, wind deflector, and multimedia complex under the name 2018-2019 Mazda Connect.
The appearance of the roadster 2018-2019 Mazda MX-May model year on the world market is not expected before July year, but with the time trends in the Russian arrival Japanese have not yet decided.
Unknown yet the price of the car and the fourth generation, the company will announce its closer to the top of sales.