Is this the new Mazda MX-5?

ND Mazda MX-5 rendering

The fourth generation ND Mazda MX-5 will be revealed with a special worldwide launch later today (well, early tomorrow morning for us Australians) and while renderings come and go, this one has a bit more behind it.

It was first posted to the forum’s California section on Monday by a user called sethofdeath with the words “2016 Mazda MX-5”. Some cyber sleuthing by forum members came up with the conclusion that the image was submitted by Seth Elson, currently a Production/Accessory Engineer with Mazda North Americam Operations. And where is the US launch taking place? Monterey, California. Hmm, makes you think, doesn’t it.

Moreover, the general shape tends to match that of a spy video captured early last month (see below). And while we think the Kodo-inspired rendering by Theophilus Chin is much nicer this rendering isn’t half bad, even if it does have a very BMW Z4-like rear end.

We’ll have the answer for you tomorrow morning.


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