Back in 2019, the Mazda MX-5 got a 26hp increase… from 155 to 181. It also went up to a 7,500 redline. And honestly, it’s perfection.
If you understand the attraction of the Mazda Miata…
Then you understand the power bump back in 2019 put the MX-5 exactly where it needed to be. The engine improvements were not just a tweak here or there… Mazda didn’t just phone it in. This was an overhaul that included a bigger throttle body, larger intake/exhaust vales, new crankshaft, lighter pistons & rods, and better fuel delivery.
And that’s how you keep selling new cars… by improving them!
By giving us a reason to really waaaant a new car! We’re in a market where vehicles keep getting more & more expensive… but not necessarily better. You might get a bigger screen on the dash (whoopee), or more driver-assist features (who cares). But when it comes to the feel & the driving experience, most new cars fall flat. With the MX-5, Mazda just continues to raise their own standards… tweaking & tweaking to perfect the car & the driver’s connection to it.
The Mazda MX-5 just puts a smile on your face every time you drive it.
The 2022 Mazda MX-5 is absolutely a breakaway. And one of the last pure driver’s cars that hasn’t been compromised.