1.5-litre Skyactiv-G will be base engine in Europe, Japan

According to multiple outlets with people on the ground at the Paris Motor Show, Mazda has confirmed there will be two engine options for the upcoming 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata when it launches globally next year.

In Europe and Japan, base model MX-5 Miatas will be available with the same 1.5-litre four-cylinder engine specifically tuned for use in the roadster.

Here in the New World, Mazda knows we won’t be content with an engine that small. So, the Japanese automaker will be giving our MX-5 a version of the same 2.0-litre Skyactiv-G four-cylinder found in the Mazda 3 — again, with a different tune.

Considering the Mazda3 makes 155 hp, we should expect just about the same output as the current MX-5 at 167 hp.

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