Mazda MX-2 roadster on its way

Mazda MX-2 roadster on its way

Mazda Furai concept f

The Mazda MX-5 may soon have a smaller sibling, according to recent reports. Mazda is apparently working on an entry-level two-seat roadster, called at this stage the MX-2, which is said to take styling cues from the eye-catching Mazda Furai concept car (pictured).

Opinion is that the MX-2 will fit in beneath the MX-5 in price and power while also tipping the scales at under 1000kgs. Engine options are expected to range from 700cc to 1.6 litres, but the exciting news is that the range-topper may receive a turbocharger. This could see total output come in at around 111kW-119kW.

If approved by the Mazda Board, the MX-2 would first appear on the auto show circuit in concept form. Production could possibly start sometime in 2012.

With Mazda’s MX-5 gaining weight and growing in size since its entry, a smaller, lighter, MX-2 variant could take a similar position to the original MX-5.

Mazda Furai concept f

The Mazda MX-5 may soon have a smaller sibling, according to recent reports. Mazda is apparently working on an entry-level two-seat roadster, called at this stage the MX-2, which is said to take styling cues from the eye-catching Mazda Furai concept car (pictured).

Opinion is that the MX-2 will fit in beneath the MX-5 in price and power while also tipping the scales at under 1000kgs. Engine options are expected to range from 700cc to 1.6 litres, but the exciting news is that the range-topper may receive a turbocharger. This could see total output come in at around 111kW-119kW.

If approved by the Mazda Board, the MX-2 would first appear on the auto show circuit in concept form. Production could possibly start sometime in 2012.

With Mazda’s MX-5 gaining weight and growing in size since its entry, a smaller, lighter, MX-2 variant could take a similar position to the original MX-5.

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