Mazda MX-5 Miata facelifted for 2013

Mazda MX-5 Miata facelifted for 2013

Mazda has released information on its latest version of the Roadster, better known as the MX-5 or the Miata, depending on where you see one.

The 2013 MX-5 will wear a revised front fascia with the same five-point grille which was first showcased on the ‘Spyder Concept’. Other features include a redesigned front bumper, bonnet, new 17-inch aluminium wheels and internal wiring.

Details on the engine were not stated, but we believe it should carry underneath the same 167 hp 2.0-litre inline-4 engine. But what they do tell us is that their engineers have re-worked the convertible’s throttle and brake booster for improved control.

An ‘active hood’ feature is also designed to raise the bonnet if sensors detect an impact at certain speeds, to reduce the chances of pedestrian injury. Meanwhile, new interior and exterior colours have also made their way to the option sheets.

We expect the GCC-spec MX-5 Miata to be available in the Middle East by winter this year.

Keep track of UAE updates in the Mazda MX-5 buyer guide.

What do you think?



  1. Huh, that small interior reminds me of those days when I was struggling to sit in the car when I was 30kg heavier than now. By now this car should fit me easly.
    Anyway, the engine must be upgraded to make over 200 hp, the one I used to have did 0 to 100 in 10 seconds which is as slow as economy small sedans these days.

  2. The MX-5 lost its glory.. I look forward to see how the new MX-5 generation is going to be..

  3. I own a 2006 miata and love it!! It’s one of the finest sports cars in the world. As far as speed, it’ll do o-60 mph in 6.5 seconds

  4. Well, I hope the local Mazda dealer pays attention to this market segment now that the 86 is here and the BRZ is coming..

  5. No manual???

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