2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata Will Not Get a Power Hardtop

Mazda officially unveiled the all-new 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata last week, but even though we go to see its exterior and interior, there are still a lot of unanswered questions.

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Mazda officially unveiled the all-new 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata last week, but even though we go to see its exterior and interior, there are still a lot of unanswered questions. For example, Mazda has yet to announce any specs for what lies under that more stylish hood and we also haven’t received word on the power folding hardtop version, until now.

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Automobile is reporting that the fourth-generation MX-5 Miata may not get the power folding hardtop like the last model. The new MX-5 Miata’s cloth top is reportedly very light and can be raised and lowered with one hand from inside the car. Considering the fact that one of Mazda’s main goals with the 2016 MX-5 was to make it lighter and smaller, the chances of a heavier hardtop are unlikely, for now at least.

Related: All-New 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata Officially Unveiled!

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We can say “for now” regarding the introduction of a PRHT (Power Retractable Hard Top) model, since sales of the last generation’s PRHT version sold quite well, with it accounting for 52 percent of all sales.

There’s also a rumor that a true hardtop MX-5 Miata with a “fastback-style silhouette” is in the works, but Mazda has yet to confirm anything.

Source: Automobile