2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata front 3/4 view
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2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata front 3/4 view
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2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata front view
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2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata rear 3/4 view
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2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata front 3/4 view
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2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata rear 3/4 view
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2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata driving
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2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata engine
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2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata interior
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2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata interior
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2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata seats
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2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata steering wheel controls
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2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata trunk
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The upcoming New York Auto Show just got a little more exciting because Mazda could debut the latest MX-5 Miata with a power retractable hardtop there. The best evidence comes from Autocar, which has an image of Mazda's invitation. The message promises a "world premiere" in the Big Apple and further teases, "Help us blow the lid off the New York Auto Show."

The last Miata PRHT made up 52 percent of the roadster's sales mix in the US, so creating another one is an easy decision for the company. According to Autocar, expect the new roof mechanism to be lighter and more compact than the previous design. It would still add some weight compared to the cloth top, but customers would get the added insulation and security from the hardtop.

With the NC PRHT as a guide, don't expect many changes for the new other than the roof. The 2.0-liter four-cylinder with 155 horsepower and 148 pound-feet of torque with either the six-speed manual or automatic should still make for an exciting drive. The hardtop just makes life a little more comfortable if you have to deal with rain or snow for part of the year. We can't wait to see it.

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