Preview in Chicago for Mazda MX-5 Miata 2009

Posted on Friday, 30 January 2009 , 14:01:40 byEmil

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Preview in Chicago for Mazda MX-5 Miata 2009

Mazda debuted the restyled MX-5 Miata 2009 last fall worldwide at the Motor Show in Paris, but the popular roadster unit has not made an appearance in North America. That is all going change in the upcoming weeks when Mazda unveils officially the specification on MX-5 in North America at the Auto Show in Chicago. Mazda, until then has released some specifications and images.

The makeover of the MX-5 is mostly cosmetic, but its 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine's rated with 167-horsepower for this year, a single horse upgrade over this outgoing unit. Mazda affirms this suspension has been now revised for improving handling plus the roadster is getting new rear and front fascias plus some feature upgrades too. The photos reveal changes between the model in North America and the European unit saw in Paris.

Mazda says the economy of fuel is up for the current year, though the carmaker declined to unveil specifics. the outgoing unit’s economy of fuel from 22/27 mpg city/highway having a 5-speed manual to the 21/28 with a 6-speed manual plus 20/27 having a 6-speed automatic. The roadster model will debut right after the Chicago appearance as a late entry this year. Check back in mid-February for the Chicago Auto Show.