01. The Next Miata Will Also Be An Alfa Romeo
It's finally official: Mazda will be collaborating with Alfa Romeo to design and produce the next-generation Mazda MX-5 Miata. What's going to be shared between the tiny Japanese automaker and the corporate behemoth that is Alfa Romeo's parent company, Fiat? According to the joint press release, the vehicle's chassis will be the biggest common link holding the Mazda / Alfa Romeo venture together. Both Mazda and its Italian partner will bring their own respective power plants to the party, and styling will also be handled in-house on each side. The cost-savings associated with a Fiat partnership should help Mazda continue its return from the near insolvency that has plagued its recent history.