If you are a driving enthusiast and want to buy an attractive looking and neat roadster for your city and highway rides, then there is no better option than the 2017 Mazda Miata MX-5. This car has won the hearts of many people in America and Canada and is gaining more and more popularity every passing month. There are no shortcuts to the Miata MX-5. The car is loaded with out of the world safety technology to offer you great control, precision, and driving quality on all kinds of roads. There is great emphasis on safety of the driver and the passengers and this is evident with the use of i-Activsense technology.
The i-Activsense technology features
This is the latest type of safety technology that will sense the environment on which the vehicle is automatically. It will be able to sense the night lighting as well as the closeness of the MX-5 with other vehicles. The driver gets the right indications about the hazards in front of them and will help in reducing the severity of the accidents.
- Mazda Radar Cruise Control (MRCC)
The cruise control settings of the Miata MX-5 are automatically corrected by maintaining a safe distance between the car and the cart in front of it. My friend, whos works for a Vancouver junk removal company, was one of the first to get this car. This is done by monitoring the speed of the vehicle in front of the car and adjusting the cruise control settings.
- Smart Brake Support (SBS)
Detects the obstacles and vehicles in front of the car at least 200 meters ahead and helps in avoiding or reducing collisions at mid to high speeds.
- Blind Spot Monitoring System (BSM)
The radar sensors are used to detect the blind spots to the left and right of the car and will alert of the blind spot with a warning light that will be seen in the respective side mirror.
- Adaptive Front-lighting System (AFS)
This feature offers added night time light illumination by moving about 15 degrees in the direction at which you are turning to help you spot the hazards ahead.
It comes with a neat and classy design and great performing engine specifications that will make you feel as if you are driving a race car on the city roads. The car has been designed for every day use and also to add a bit of glamor quotient.
There are plenty of attractive features that the 2017 Mazda Miata MX-5 has to offer its users.
If you felt that a lightweight design will not be possible in a roadster, you need to think again. The latest version of the Miata MX-5 roadster is very light on its feet. Despite being lightweight, it looks muscular and sturdy and also offers the power and the kick that you need. If you thought about how a car can undergo weight loss, then you will be happy to know that the car is made using high-grade and solid yet very light aluminum and ultra-high tensile steel. By using these materials, the weight of the MX-5 has dropped by 20% and this makes the car very light. By doing so, there is more power and energy that the engine gets than its previous version. There is no compromise on the stability and the road handling characteristics of the car, despite losing its weight. The one thing that has changed from the previous version is its driving dynamics and the car acceleration.
Another interesting feature that you will find on the Mazda Miata MX-5 cars is the 50/50 weight distribution of the car. This is what the Mazda engineers are known for and this is what you will find in the 2017 MX-5 version as well. With even weight distribution coupled with a lightweight body, the new version of MX-5 will offer you very smooth and connected driving experience. You will feel well in control of the car even at high speeds. This car features the rear wheel drive configuration and a front midship engine, but still, there is great harmony between the two that ensures a smooth drive.
The driver is kept in mind when designing the car and hence there is a great connection between the vehicle and the driver from the outset. The style features of the MX-5 include parabolic LED high beam lights, leather trimmed seats, aerodynamic shape, active driving display, human-machine interface cockpit, etc.
The Mazda Miata MX-5 car has taken the American car market by storm. The 2017 MX-5 is enjoying brisk sales in North America and it has toppled Fiat 124 Spider to be the most favorite two-seater car that Canadians are looking to buy. The one-year-old Fiat 124 is suffering at the hands of the new 2017 Miata MX-5 that its July 2017 sales have dipped by 6 percent. This is a sign that the North Americans prefer to go for the Mazda Miata Roadster than the Fiat 124 Spider car.
The Miata sales are slowly but surely increasing and it has been showing a rise in the sale for the past 8 months. In the month of July 2017, Mazda Miata has shown a 13 percent jump and this is mainly due to the introduction of the MX-5 RF. The sale of Mazda is three times more than what the Fiat Mazda is selling for the last seven months of 2017.
Why is Miata popular?
There is nothing to boast about Miata MX-5 as a sports car. It does not have the kind of horsepower, cylinders or the torque that is needed in a race car. But, still, it has caught the imagination of all Canadians. The specifications of the latest version of Miata MX-5 are not very impressive. It carries a 2.90-liter four-cylinder engine with six-speed manual transmission. The maximum power is 167 HP and the torque offered in 140 pound-feet. It is a two-seater roadster and can barely fit two people inside. But, despite all this, people love to sit in this car and drive.
It is not just the car enthusiasts that love this car, the automatable media and every car lover are flat over this car. In fact, there are over a dozen Miata clubs that are spread over North America.
The members of the Miata car club feel that the MX-5 is a perfectly balanced car that makes driving an enjoyable one. The Miata has been on the market for 25 years and has grown leaps and bounds. It is a dependable and an affordable roadster car and this is why many Americans are buying this car. It offers pure automotive magic and joy when you drive the car in twisted country roads and main roads despite not having the power and the engine that many sports cars possess.
The handling characteristics of the Miata car was a rage in 1990 when it came through and still, it is a big hit among the car lovers. The Miata was introduced into the market by incorporating the design and looks of the British and Italian roadsters. The main attraction of this car is the lasting Japanese engineering that drives the car. This is a sports car that can be easily accessed by the masses and is great fun to drive around in cities and countryside.
For the Miata fans the latest model of Mazda MX-5 Miata RF, the 2017 model is a fastback that promises rich rewards. It is almost as if Mazda pulled off a page from the books of Porsche and decided to give the fans the best of both worlds. In 2016 the fourth generation Mazda MX-5 Miata was debuted and the new body design that it flaunted such as a Miata coupe along with a retractable hardtop, a shooting brake, and other features made the car look like an amazing vehicle.
However the company managed to launch something even better in 2017, the Mazda MX-5 Miata Retractable Fastback that is not only an advanced coupe model but something even better. The car comes with a Targa top that is retractable by power while the fastback roofline of the car gives a gorgeous edge to the overall design.
When it comes to comparing with Porsche, the Targa top feature is akin to Porsche Targa 911 which has an intricate roof in a design. The roof opens up in 12 seconds and this can be performed when you are running the car at a speed of 6 mph and more. There are two roof panels that fold up over the head of the occupants. The rear window lowers and buttress supports come up to support the folded top. The visual trick that encompasses these operations makes it stunning for all who experience a ride in this car. With this model, we can safely assume that retractable hardtop designs have now given way to retractable fastback models.
The change in the folding top design has been brought in because of the shorter length of the car which makes it difficult for a fully retractable hardtop to be accommodated. It helps to make the most of the interior space of the car as well as keeps the weight balance of the car same.