New Mazda MX-5 is rumoured for a partial reveal at the New York motor show

The all-new Mazda MX-5 could be revealed - in part - at the New York motor show next month,

Sources reported that a stripped down chassis of the eagerly awaited new two-seater will make an appearance on Mazda’s stand at the New York, timed around Easter.

However, the exact launch date of the new MX-5 is still to be decided.

Last year a plan emerged to reveal it at the Chicago show – where the original was unveiled 25 years ago.

But sources now report that the timing of Chicago doesn’t fit with Mazda’s launch programme and that plan has been scrapped.

But the original plan for the development of the new MX-5 to be a joint venture between Mazda and Alfa Romeo may take an unexpected turn. Speaking at the Geneva motor show, Fiat boss Sergio Marchionne suggested a two seat sports car fits better with the group’s Abarth brand than it does with Alfa Romeo.

Read more Geneva motor show news.

Our Verdict

Mazda MX-5 2005-2015
Mazda's MX-5 has been established for decades as an affordable and enjoyable rear-drive convertible

The Mazda MX-5 is still great fun, and more grown up

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