US-Bound 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata Starts Production

The 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata bound for North America has began production in Japan. It’s a cause for celebration as the MX-5 has long been considered an icon in the motoring world. This time, vehicle lovers can rejoice because its arrival in American soil has become imminent.

The 2016 model differs from previous models in terms of its looks. For one, it was given a meaner look rather than the more friendly vibe the previous models possessed. The newest version is also lighter by around 150 pounds.

Apart from announcing that the 2016 MX-5 Miata has gone into production on April 21, Mazda also released some pricing details.


The 2016 Mazda MX-5 will come in three trims: Sport, Club and Grand Touring. In addition, a special Launch Edition will be offered for the first 1,000 cars.

The Sport variant, which features a 2.0-liter, 155-horsepower four-cylinder with six-speed manual, starts at $25,735. It also features cruise control, front and rear LED lights, Bluetooth phone pairing, power locks, 16-inch alloys, a leather-wrapped shifter and single USB port.

Starting at $29,420, Club comes with 17-inch wheels, an air dam, a rear lip spoiler and a 7-inch infotainment screen. It also features satellite radio, a nine-speaker Bose stereo, roll over bars, Bilstein shocks and manual transmission. For an additional $3,400, you can get forged 17-inch BBS wheels, Brembo front brakes and an aero kit.


The Grand Touring trim will cost you $30,065 and comes with leather-trimmed heated seats, rain-sensing wipers and adaptive headlights. The model will also feature Mazda’s i-Activesense safety suite which helps with blind spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert and lane-departure warning.

For the limited Launch Edition, that will set you back $32,390 and will feature everything from the Grand Touring trim plus Miata apparel and Bluetooth speakers.