The 2014 Mazda MX-5 Miata is set to be redesigned with a new powertrain and will be available at Rudolph Mazda East in El Paso, TX.
Mazda has announced plans to redesign the Miata for the 2014 model year, and Rudolph Mazda East in El Paso, TX has all the details. The new Miata will feature one of two powertrains and will be sold under the MX-5 nameplate.
What is exciting most Miata enthusiasts are the plans to install a new powertrain in the 2014 Mazda Miata MX-5. Whisperings of a turbocharged engine has lovers of the best-selling roadster excited for elevated performance. If Mazda does go the turbocharged route, the likely choice is a 1.3-liter turbocharged four-cylinder that will feature SkyActiv technology. The engine will likely generate around 1MX-5 Miata7 horsepower, similar to the output of the current engine.
Mazda aims to greatly improve efficiency with its SkyActiv Technology. “We want people to think ‘fuel-efficiency with no compromises’ when they think of a car that has a SkyActiv badge,” said Dave Coleman, Mazda’s lead product engineer.
SkyActiv technology is not only an innovative and efficient powertrain, it is a dedication to making the entire vehicle more fuel efficient, and weight is a huge factor in that effort. For the 2014 MX-5 Miata, Mazda plans to shed approximately 200 lbs. off the current model, which will put the total weight of the MX-5 right at 2200 lbs.
Mazda enthusiasts can get used to seeing the blue SkyActiv badging on Mazda vehicles, because ““Every new car from here-on out will be SkyActiv.” Coleman promises.
Another benchmark for the developers of the MX-5 Miata is to keep the roadster under the $25,000 price mark. The low asking price coupled doesn’t match the appearance and performance of the Miata, but is something the greatly contributed to its success and Mazda plans to keep it that way.
For more information on the 2014 Mazda MX-5 Miata, visit Rudolph Mazda East in El Paso, TX, or online at http://rudolphmazdaeast.com/.
About Rudolph Mazda East
Rudolph Mazda, http://rudolphmazdaeast.com/, of the El Paso, Texas area carries an extensive inventory of Mazda cars and SUV’s. The dealer’s finance specialists work with a vast array of lending sources to guarantee their customers get the most complete and comprehensive financial package available. In addition the Texas dealer provides automotive service, and offers Mazda parts.