Mazda has announced the all-new MX-5 Miata is 25% less thirsty in manual guise than the model it replaces.

Mazda has announced the all-new MX-5 Miata is 25% less thirsty in manual guise than the model it replaces.

Mazda says their new MX-5 can return an EPA-estimated 27 mpg city / 34 mpg highway / 30 mpg combined with the standard six-speed SKYACTIV-MT gearbox while with the optional six-speed automatic it will do 27 mpg city / 36 mpg highway / 30 mpg combined. Compared to the model it replaces, the manual MX-5 brings a massive 25% fuel economy improvement.

This was possible by shaving off weight as the 2016MY manual tips the scales at 2,332 lbs (1,057 kg) whereas the 2015MY manual weighs 2,480 lbs (1,124 kg). Aside from going on a strict diet, the new MX-5 also comes with a more economical 2.0-liter SKYACTIV engine rated at 155 bhp (115 kW) and 148 lb-ft (200 Nm) of torque.

The US-spec 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata is programmed to go on sale in United States this summer from $24,915.

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