Despite a 30-year biography, the Mazda MX-5 Roadster enjoys unabated popularity. And the company's management has already thought about how to improve the model, while also indulging harsh environmental agencies.
Produced sports car relatively small circulation, so it can become one of the few modern models that are lucky with the change of generations to avoid electrification. On the other hand, the pressure from eco-standards is becoming more stringent, so Mazda is considering all options without exception.
As stated by the head of the research Department of the brand Ichiro Hirose, the key values of the sports car, for which he gained the status of a cult, will remain with the change of generations in any case. The most important advantages of the MX-5, he called the lightness and compactness, so even if the Roadster and will turn into a hybrid or electric car, follow his diet will be with great care.
"The preferences of people who like to drive sports cars can change, so we need to think about the direction in which society is moving. We want to choose the optimal powertrain in order to keep the car light, but due to the diverse requirements and preferences, we need to explore different options, " Mazda chief stylist Ikuo Maeda said.
Anyway, Mazda has time to think: the current generation MX-5 was born about four years ago and is still not bad – for its segment, of course-sold.