The upcoming 2016 Mazda Miata is all set to provide 155 horsepower, a solid number while considerable, is notably less than the previous model. However – after Mazda’s PR head Kido Hidetoshi spoke with Motoring.au, a turbocharged engine for the model seems more than possible.
Hidetoshi points out that this new model will likely be around for about ten years, saying that this gives Mazda plenty of time for upgrades. This is no surprise, given the Miata’s history of longevity.
“And yes, a turbocharged or MPS [Mazda Performance Series] variant is one of the options we will definitely consider,” Hidetoshi adds in the interview.
It makes sense that the upcoming 2016 Miata model doesn’t have a turbocharged option yet, as the company has happily achieved a balanced weight ratio for the vehicle, one of their selling points. Any major changes at this point would offset that balance and obviously require some serious reconfiguration.
But don’t lose hope, it seems as if there’s hope yet for a turbocharged 2016 Mazda Miata in the near future. As for us here at Mazda of Lake Charles, we can’t wait to see what it brings!