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2015 Mazda MX-5 Getting a Totally Different Look?

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We'll have our answer next month.

There have been several renderings released over the past few months showcasing what the next Mazda MX-5 could look like. What we know is that the iconic new roadster will be both smaller and lighter than the current model. The goal, as Mazda has made clear, is to return the car to its 1989 first-gen roots. Styling wise, rumors suggest it'll utilize Mazda's latest design language, called Kodo. However, a new report is claiming that Mazda is taking this styling a step further.

It will in fact be an even more evolved version of the styling currently seen on the new Mazda3, 6 and CX-5. A Mazda executive told Australia's The Motor Report that the 2015 MX-5 will look nothing like the classic MX-5. We're interpreting that to mean that the oval shapes, notably the front grille and headlights, will be replaced with more angled, dramatic lines. However, a Japanese publication is claiming otherwise. The new MX-5 will, in fact, return to the oval-shaped grille design. So which design direction has Mazda taken here? We'll find out next month.

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