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Check Out These Two Bold, Custom 2015 Mazda SEMA Models

2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata - 2015 Mazda SEMA ModelsMazda made a serious appearance at this year’s SEMA Show, with two flashy concepts that turned heads throughout the entire event. Both concepts are custom editions of the 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata – one is a soft-top Spyder and the other an open top Speedster.

The silver MX-5 Spyder has a carbon fiber aero kit, grille intake, and body tonneau cover, as well as 17-inch racing wheels and a maroon-accented top. Contrastingly, the “Blue Ether” MX-5 Speedster is a teal blue, with no top at all.

The Speedster also boasts an incredibly low weight, approximately 200 pounds less than the Spyder. No doubt this teal stunner would be impressively fuel-efficient, with such a trim figure.

Of course, neither of these cars is scheduled to actually go into production, but it does give us an insightful look into what Mazda is currently working on. And we at Steet-Ponte Mazda certainly have no complaints about models such as these.

You can view images of the 2015 Mazda SEMA models here, then let us know what you think in the comments.

2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata’s Fuel Economy Rises 25 Percent

Thanks to SKYACTIV Technology and some nifty weight-saving techniques, the 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata’s fuel economy is estimated to be about 25 percent better than the outgoing model.

2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata's Fuel EconomyThe EPA estimates it’ll get 27 mpg in the city, 34 mpg on the highway, and about 30 mpg combined when equipped with the standard SKYACTIV-MT six-speed manual transmission—which is, of course, the transmission we recommend at Steet Ponte Mazda. Proper roadsters like the MX-5 Miata can only be halfway experienced with an automatic.

If you do choose the automatic, fuel economy estimates stay the same except for a 2 mpg bump on the highway. We promise we won’t judge.

Either way, the new SKYACTIV-G 2.0-liter engine with its 155 horsepower and 148 pound-feet of torque should be giving you a nice time, especially since the new MX-5 Miata has lost about 150 pounds compared to the 2015 model. So in addition to being more economical, it’ll also be faster off the line and more nimble!

2016 Mazda MX-5 Launch Edition

Mazda gave the public eye a look at its new and improved roadster at the New York Auto Show a few weeks ago, and its popularity is higher than ever. The automaker also announced that the MX-5 Launch Edition would be limited to 1,000 units in the United States. To preorder, check out the official preorder site.

2016 Mazda MX-5 Launch EditionThe MX-5 Launch Edition comes as the first new generation roadster. The special edition is expected to sell out within an hour. Last year’s 2015 MX-5 25th Anniversary Edition sold out in 10 minutes flat. All Launch Edition models will be exclusively Soul Red with a Sport Tan leather interior.

“Along with the privilege of exclusivity and being among the first 1,000 to take delivery, owners will be able to enjoy our latest entertainment, safety and luxury technologies — many of which are unique among sports cars,’’ said Jim O’Sullivan, president and CEO of Mazda North American Operations.

For those of you interested in getting one of these limited edition models, you’ll want to check out the official site, complete with countdown to when preordering begins. Preregister now so you can return once the model is officially on sale. You’ll need a $500 deposit and the full price will be announced later.

Mazda Bio-Based Material Expected in Upcoming MX-5

Mazda Bio-Based Material The Mazda Miata is elevating its status to an even more innovative level, with Mazda establishing its 2016 model as the first to incorporate parts made from an all-new bioplastic, made directly by Mazda.

The bio-based engineering plastic is suitable for many automobile parts on the exterior of cars, allowing the company to lower its environmental impact significantly. This comes in handy not only for the environment, but also for Mazda, at a time when environmentally friendly cars are more popular than ever.

Little is known about the new material, but allegedly, it’s easy to mold, remarkably durable, and able to achieve a mirror-like finish that looks to be even higher quality than classic plastic.

The Mazda bio-based material can be used for interior parts as well, as it will be utilized for the upcoming 2016 Mazda MX-5.

No official release date has been announced for any Mazda models with the new material, so in the meantime, head on down to Steet Ponte Mazda to explore our available models.

Mazda MX-5 Cup Goes Global

Mazda MX-5 CupSince its recent unveiling, the most-asked question about the fourth-generation Mazda MX-5 has been “Where will it race?”

Mazda has just answered that question with the announcement that the Mazda MX-5 Cup would be going worldwide in 2016 as the MX-5 Global Cup, a new series that will take place in North America, Europe, and Asia.

The series will take place around the world with identically prepared cars and will culminate at the end of 2016 with a Global Shootout at the famous Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca in California.

“It has long been our goal to see Mazda fans around the world competing in identical MX-5s, and the launch of the 2016 MX-5 Miata is the perfect time to make this goal a reality,” said Masahiro Moro, a Mazda executive.

Little has been revealed about the race-spec MX-5 so far, though we do know it uses a 2.0-liter Skyactiv four-cylinder engine. For all the details about the production version, however, visit Steet Ponte Mazda!

Mazda Partners with Fashion Rocks for Summer Fun

2015 Mazda6 - Fashion RocksMazda’s sleek designs are going to be more fashion forward than ever after announcing it is the exclusive automotive partner of Fashion Rocks, a CBS television network special. The show, which celebrates the relationship between fashion and music, will air on Tuesday, September 9, 2014.

“Like music and fashion, Mazda was born from passion, a deep passion for and commitment to innovation that guides everything that we do today and into the future,” said Russell Wager, Mazda North America vice president of marketing. “Our partnership with Fashion Rocks gives us the opportunity to share our brand with consumers and let them experience our vehicles in an unexpected, yet authentic, way.”

The partnership launched on August 1, when Mazda debuted the “Road to Fashion Rocks” digital campaign, which is based on the television show’s website. Through the website, Mazda combines videos of their vehicles with ones from Fashion Rock artists, highlighting the show’s creativity.

The September 9th show will feature the 2016 MX-5 Miata. To see the vehicles featured on the show firsthand, stop in to Steet Ponte Mazda today.

2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata Gets the Full SKYACTIV Treatment

2014 Mazda MX-5 Miata

Mazda is celebrating the Mazda MX-5 Miata’s 25th anniversary, and they’re doing it in style. The brand is releasing a totally redesigned Miata to commemorate the quarter-century milestone; while the new Miata will see changes in design language and body design, it’s the all-new SKYACTIV engine options that have us buzzing here at Steet Ponte Mazda.

The 2016 Miata will feature both a 1.5L SkyActiv-G engine and a 2.0L version as well. The 1.5L engine gets a respectable 99 horsepower and 111 lb-ft of torque, but that just won’t cut it on American roads. No worries, Mazda enthusiasts! Experts, like Joe Mahan of Digital Trends, expects the 2016 Miata to come standard with the 2.0L engine here in the states.

The 2016 Miata will hit dealerships, like ours here at Steet Ponte, sometime in 2015. As always, it will be a beautiful little sports car, and on our American version, will feature quite enough power to let you zoom-zoom your way around your life. Check back with us often for more updates on the special 25th anniversary Miata!