2015 Mazda MX-5 Miata to Debut in Chicago Next Month [UPDATE] Actually, It’s Not

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If there’s one thing we love about the Mazda MX-5, is that it represents the pinnacle of pure, unadulterated driving pleasure. Since its original debut back in 1989, the MX-5 (then Miata) has become a cult classic sportscar — and for good reason.

Now, the aging MX-5 is ready for a full overhaul, and it will get one with a little help from Alfa Romeo. Sporting a full makeover with “very clean and simple” lines, Mazda’s latest and greatest roadster will be making its world debut at this year’s Chicago Auto Show, according to Autocar.

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2015 Mazda MX-5 Concept

As of now, there’s not a whole lot of official details to work with. Rumors suggest that while Mazda may be unable to reach to its 2,200-pound target weight, the MX-5 is slimming up, weighing in at about 2,420 pounds. This lightweight chassis will likely be paired to 1.5- and 2.0-liter naturally aspirated Skyactiv engines.

With both of these new Skyactiv engines, the MX-5 could see a 30-percent increase in fuel economy when it hits showrooms in 2015. Expect the new MX-5 to make its debut in Chicago (press days are February 6-7) with an Alfa Romeo sibling coming at a later date.

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[UPDATE 3:45PM]

We got in touch with Tom McDonald of Mazda who promptly dismissed rumors of a new MX-5 in Chicago:

“We wish it were true, but we are not planning any unveiling next month at the Chicago Auto Show.”

Well, so much for that.

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