2006 Mazda MX-5 Miata Preview
Light, lithe, and lively
To ensure that the new MX-5 Miata embodied jinba ittai, Mazda engineers employed the tenets of Kansei engineering, the principles of which dictate that every aspect of design, mechanics, and dynamic response must ultimately contribute to driving satisfaction. Thus, despite larger dimensions, a bigger interior, improved safety, and additional features, the new 2006 Mazda MX-5 Miata weighs just 22 pounds more than the old car, which means that the base model should remain under 2,500 pounds.
That means the new MX-5 Miata will remain lightweight, lithe and lively - characteristics that made it a hit in the first place.