Mazda revealed its all-new MX5 this morning to an exclusive audience in Barcelona and at two similar events in Japan and America.
The new model will feature SKYACTIV technology, including specially tuned SKYACTIV-G petrol engines and the first ever rear-wheel-drive version of the SKYACTIV-Chassis.
With a weight reduction of 100kg over its predecessor and the lowest-ever centre of gravity, the new Mazda MX5 is at a level comparable to the original model, which revived and revolutionised the market for affordable lightweight sports cars when launched back in 1989.
More than 947,000 MX5s have been produced over the past 25 years, and the MX5 holds the Guinness World Record as the all-time best-selling two-seater sports car.
Mazda Motor Europe President and CEO Jeff Guyton said: "Mazda's current winning streak is driven by our highly acclaimed new models, and the all-new MX5 should only add fuel to the growth engine.
"Built for the love of driving, this car underscores what Mazda is all about. It will certainly give our brand an added boost."
The all-new Mazda MX5 will go on sale in Europe next year.