PRHT will probably be used on new MX-5-based Fiat roadster

The folks at Automobile have it under good authority the next-generation ND Mazda MX-5 Miata will drop its power retractable hard-top option, at least for now.

Due to Mazda’s new focus on weight reduction for their latest roadster, chances are all models will be rag top only for the first year or two. Though, there have been rumours a coupe version of the MX-5 is a possibility later on.

Related: Preview: 2016 Mazda MX-5

The model shown last week in California was also devoid of power buttons for the softtop and a Mazda insider told Automobile “the top is light enough to lower and lift quickly with one hand, without getting out of the car.”

When the ND MX-5 arrives on dealer lots next year, it’s expected to weigh some 100 kg (220 lbs) less than the outgoing NC model.


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