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

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

Add your comment

Log in or register to post comments

Find an Autocar car review

Driven this week

  • Jaguar F-Type 2.0
    Car review
    24 November 2017
    Downsizing reaches Jag’s svelte F-Type coupé — but it’s more appetising than it sounds
  • Borgward BX7
    This is the Borgward BX7, a new SUV from the Chinese-owned brand
    First Drive
    24 November 2017
    The return of the Borgward brand is spearheaded by the BX7 SUV, a worthy Chinese equivalent of the BMW X3 and Audi Q5
  • Mercedes-Benz E-Class L
    This is the Chinese-market extended wheelbase Mercedes E-Class L
    First Drive
    24 November 2017
    Mercedes-Benz's decision to extend the wheelbase of the E-Class for the Chinese market is an inspired one, judging by our brief test drive
  • Aston Martin Vanquish S
    First Drive
    24 November 2017
    We bid Aston Martin’s era of VH-based cars a fond farewell, and what better way than by living with its Vanquish S super-GT for six months
  • Volkswagen Golf MHEV
    First Drive
    23 November 2017
    VW's 48V mild hybrid technology is still a few years away from production, but we’ve sampled a prototype Golf fitted with it and are suitably impressed