The Mazda MX-5 Should Look Better than it Does
I’m going to play devil’s advocate here for a minute. Yes, the new MX-5 Miata is still a very good looking car and very true to the DNA of the Miata. But when you consider that it’s Mazda’s most important car (at least right now), it doesn’t look nearly as good as it should. Take a look at the rest of the lineup— the 3, the 6, even the CX-5 all can be considered the three best looking cars in their respective segments. The reason being that all three wear the new “Kodo” design language, and wear it well. PHOTOS: See More of the 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata
For some reason, Mazda decided to completely ditch one of the best design languages a car company has come up with in years, and go with a brand new look for the MX-5.
Is it a bad looking car? Not at all. But the front end should be significantly sharper, the backend uses some outdated angles, and those hideous rounded/edged taillights makes it seem like designers couldn’t decide between the two. It just feels like a mish mash of parts from a Honda CR-Z and an old Miata.
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So no, I’m not calling the MX-5 an ugly car. I really like it. But if Mazda went with a sharper, “Kodo” design language throughout, it would be so much prettier than it actually is. Just my $.02.
What do you all think?
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