Mazda Surprises Chicago with MX-5 Accessories Design Concept
Do you know what is better then a brand new 2016 Mazda MX-5? A personalized one. Or so claims Mazda, which has just revealed the MX-5 Accessories Design Concept in Chicago. The concept is based of course on the new generation Miata, but includes an added array of individual features. It also gives some hints of what the future Miata will look like. The vehicle actually has the typical for the 2016 MX-5 design, so there is nothing surprisingly different about it. We have already seen the rear of the car, which has a new lip spoiler and diffuser-style lower valance.
In contrast to the red production version, the concept is painted in Ceramic Metallic. It is equipped with a special Aero Kit that makes it lighter and faster. It comprises of a front air dam, side sill extensions, rear bumper skirt and lip spoiler.
Next, the MX-5 concept runs on BBS wheels in forged black that are sized 17x7J 45mm offset and wrapped in 205/45R17 tires. Behind all four wheels we can see red brake calipers and lightweight Brembo Brakes only at the front.
The car can be also equipped with a Luggage Rack which is shown separately in Mazda's display. This stylish feature is made of carbon fiber and weighs less than two pounds. The luggage rack mounts to the trunk and includes an integrated Center High Mount Stop Lamp (CHMSL).
Power for U.S.-bound MX-5s as well as this concept comes from the 2.0-liter SKYACTIV-G inline four-cylinder engine. It generates 155 horsepower (114 kW) and 201 Nm (148 lb-ft) of torque. The unit can be connected to either SKYACTIV-MT or SKYACTIV-DRIVE six-speed automatic transmission.