2016 Mazda Miata Won’t Offer a Power Hardtop
If you’re a Mazda Miata lover who wants a power hardtop for security reasons, or because you live in a climate that isn’t terribly soft-top friendly, you're out of luck. There will be no power-hardtop option on the 2016 Miata, although one could surface for later model years. Automobile reported that the soft top on the 2016 Miata will be light enough to open and close with one hand from inside the car, and that there will be a hardtop — possibly fixed, possibly retractable — for club racing. But if you want the power hardtop from the current NC generation— available on Club and Grand Touring trims, you are out of luck. RELATED: See Photos of the All-New Mazda MX-5 Miata
That’s too bad, since the power hardtop on the outgoing model added only minimal weight, took up no trunk space, and was operated at the touch of a button. When up, it added extra protection against both the elements and the criminal element.
Of course, the NC Miata didn’t offer a power hardtop for the first model year, either, so there’s hope. For now, though, if the new Miata is on your shopping list, know that it will be soft top only.
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