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Mazda Just Finished the One-Millionth MX-5 Miata, And You Can See It Yourself

Mazda recently passed an enormous milestone – the kind of event that many automakers can only hope to achieve – by reaching the production of the one-millionth Mazda MX-5 Miata on April 22nd. Reaching that point with a vehicle so beloved by the community brings it to another level.

One-Millionth MX-5 Miata

The auto company has been producing the vehicle for more than 27 years, as mass-production of the MX-5 Miata started all the way back in April of 1989. And now, it’s one of the most popular vehicles on the road and around the world.

 

To celebrate, the actual one-millionth MX-5 Miata produced will go on a tour, starting in Japan but ultimately touring around the world, so that fans everywhere can check it out. Yes, that means you can see it.

 

The latest version of this much-loved car is sporty, stylish, feature-heavy, and fuel-efficient – getting up to 36 mpg on the highway. Plus, the MX-5 Miata has been and always will be praised for its affordability. So once you do see it, there’s no reason to not go out and get one immediately.

 

To explore the new Mazda MX-5 Miata yourself or to take one out on a test drive, contact us or visit us anytime here at Parks Mazda.

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MX-5 World Car Design of the Year Award Recognizes Impressive Styling

28The Mazda MX-5 was recently named the 2016 World Car Design of the Year, honoring this model’s impressive styling. First established by World Car Awards in 2006, this prestigious award recognizes breakthroughs in automotive design and performance. With a completely new look, it’s no surprise the MX-5 won this year.

According to Mazda, the MX-5 World Car Design of the Year award was given largely for this model’s revolutionary KODO, or Soul of Motion, design. Launched globally in 2015, this design program focuses on human-centric design and fun-to-drive feel. This includes a more athletic stance, sports seating, and a bold front fascia.

MX-5 World Car Design of the Year award

“What a wonderful honor, to have the Mazda MX-5 named World Car Design of the Year,” said Masahiro Moro, President and CEO, Mazda North American Operations. “As our iconic MX-5 roadster approaches one-million units of production, this award is proof that it is as young, vibrant, fun and relevant as ever.”

Believe it or not this is the 30th award for the new 2016 Mazda MX-5, including the 2015-2016 Car of the Year Japan and 2016 UK Car of the Year awards. In addition to its design, the MX-5 also features advanced SKYACTIV technologies, increasing performance and efficiency. Making the MX-5 the perfect vehicle all around. Come on, what’s not to like about this new model?

 

 

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Mazda Tops EPA List for Best Average Fuel Efficiency

When it comes to fuel economy, Mazda knows its stuff. The brand was named number one according to a Fuel Economy Trends report released by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), which examined the average fuel efficiency of various automakers. This is Mazda’s second consecutive year at the top of the list.

“Mazda has never been one to rest on its laurels, continuing to work hard, innovate and engineer vehicles that offer class-leading fuel economy in nearly every segment it competes in,” said Jim O’Sullivan, Mazda North American Operations president and CEO.

“Because the internal combustion engine is still used in more than 90 percent of the cars and SUVs sold in North America today, we chose to focus on perfecting both the operation and performance of the engine, as well as all the other systems and components that affect efficiency. Offering this technology – at an affordable price – to every consumer will help to improve our overall environmental impact.”

Mazda tops EPA list for best average fuel efficiencyThanks in large part to its innovative SKYACTIV® TECHNOLOGY, Mazda was able to reduce its fleet-wide adjusted CO2 emissions to 316 and improve its average fuel efficiency to 28.1 mpg. No other automaker in the study can boast such impressive numbers.

You can experience this ultra-efficient technology when you stop by Parks Mazda to check out models like the all-new 2015 Mazda3, Mazda6, or CX-5.

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Mazda’s 2014 Miata Continues the Legacy with an Economic Price and Easy Handling

The Miata has quite the legacy behind it. It’s been 25 years running as a great commodity to Mazda’s line up. With the anniversary edition coming along with the 2015 release, let’s look at the 2014 and how it contributed to the solid reputation the 2015 Miata will have to stand on.

Mazda Miata MX-5The 2014 Miata MX-5 Miata is equipped 2.0-liter DOHC 4-cylinder engine and a 6-speed manual transmission, giving it a pretty good kick. The Miata’s handling has improved consistently over the years and the 2014’s is smoother and more responsive than ever before. Its rear-wheel drive handles tight turns with no struggle and the overall quality of the drive has gotten markedly better.

The Miata’s still rocking the Mazda smile, but is otherwise very modest and simple in design. It’s rounded and had just a few accents of style to give it the bit of flare it needs to look attractive.  The interior is just as simple, giving the car an economic but engaging look.

Parks Mazda is glad to see the Miata’s legacy continuing into the coming years. For more information on our dealership’s line up and more, be sure to come visit us!

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Mazda Ups the Amazing Factor for 2015 Miata

The next-generation Mazda Miata will be revealed at the 2015 Chicago Auto Show—which, admittedly, is quite a long time from now. However, we’ve already got some good information to whet your appetite—and hopefully, tide you over until next year in Chicago. The Miata MX-5, which recently celebrated its 25th anniversary, is apparently now going “back to basics”—music to any Miata fans ears.

The 2015 Miata will be lightweighted, reducing it back to its original weight. Plus, they’re leaving behind the current styling and going back to the oval-shaped design that first made the car famous. “The oval-shaped grille is a major departure from current Mazda styling and will hint back to the original car,” a Mazda source stated. “And, of course, the MX-5 will feature all of the company’s new Skyactiv technologies that we’ve seen in the CX-5, Mazda6 and Mazda3.”

The new Miata will house a 1.5L four-cylinder engine—the newest in SkyActiv technology—which is currently used in the Mazda3. The 2015 Miata has been rumored for a very long time, but it’s finally becoming a reality. Look for it to finally hit the showrooms—like ours here at Parks Mazda—sometime in the summer of 2015.

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The Newest Mazda Miata; Even Lighter

2013 mazda miata

The fourth-generation Mazda Miata is shedding some weight, according to Mazda executive Kiyoshi Fujiwara—not that it was very heavy to begin with. The automaker is aiming for a curb weight of a metric ton, or 1,000 kilograms / 2,200 pounds. That would make it about 300 pounds lighter than the current NC Miata, which can only come with benefits.

In performance cars, weight is everything. Less weight means faster acceleration, better handling, and even better fuel economy if that’s something you’re interested in. We don’t know how Mazda intends to ditch the 300 pounds, but we could see some key features being removed in favor of a better power-to-weight ratio, such as the power retractable hard top on the current model.

We can probably expect an even more powerful engine as well, though at this point this is just speculation. Obviously, we’re really hoping for an awesome new Mazda. In the meantime, come by Parks Mazda to check out cars that are not the product of speculation but are instead quite real—and quite excellent.