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Mazda to assemble the next-generation Alfa Romeo roadster

Mazda to assemble the next-generation Alfa Romeo roadster

Italian vehicle giant Fiat Auto and Japanese car maker Mazda have reached an agreement, whereby the latter will produce a new Alfa Romeo roadster.

Back in May 2012, a co-operation programme between Fiat Auto and Mazda was announced, with the agreement of who will make the next Alfa one of the first developments to come from the deal.

Detailed earlier today (January 21st), Mazda confirmed that its version of the Alfa Romeo roadster will be built exclusively in Japan and be based on the design of the next-generation Mazda MX-5.

What's more, the Japanese manufacturer underlined that the car will be constructed on a platform aimed for global markets, while also assuring motorists that the new Mazda MX-5 and the next-generation Alfa roadster will be styled differently to one another.

Although Alfa's input into its next roadster is still unclear at this time, Mazda did confirm that both the new Alfa Romeo and the Mazda MX-5 will be fitted with "specific proprietary engines unique to each brand".

Posted by Sebastian Turkenburg
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