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2017 Fiat 124 Spider priced, just as affordable as a Miata

2017 Fiat 124 Spider priced, just as affordable as a Miata

Fiat's long-awaited new roadster, the 2017 124 Spider, is set to go on sale this summer, and the Italian manufacturer has finally released the US pricing details. While the 124 Spider was co-developed with Mazda as the MX-5 Miata, the two cars don't have a lot in common, with the Fiat offering a 1.4-liter turbocharged option, as well as featuring a fairly different body design. There is one thing that's the same between the two sibling, however, and that's being incredibly affordable.

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Mazda’s Miata RF is a Porsche Targa on a budget, and that’s perfect

Mazda’s Miata RF is a Porsche Targa on a budget, and that’s perfect

Mazda's fourth-generation MX-5 Miata might be the lightweight droptop for purists, but it's the Miata RF that will satisfy the mass market hunting biggest bang-for-buck. The slick fastback style and mechanized roof give the classic roadster a brand new twist, not to mention a degree of Porsche Targa-esque theater, that's likely to appeal to drivers who might want luxury coupe looks but on a much tighter budget.

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2017 Mazda MX-5 Miata RF Drops Its Retractable Hardtop Just Before 2017 New York Auto Show

2017 Mazda MX-5 Miata RF Drops Its Retractable Hardtop Just Before 2017 New York Auto Show

It was perhaps the worst-kept secret at the 2016 New York Auto Show - after all, Mazda had sent out invitations to the media weeks in advance asking them to help 'blow the roof off' - but that doesn't mean that the new hardtop edition of the 2017 Mazda MX-5 Miata didn't cause a stir when it was revealed the night before the show was scheduled to start. Officially, Mazda is calling the new MX-5 model a 'retractable fastback' or 'RF,' due to the sloping nature of its roofline, which stands in stark contrast to the more up-and-down look of the previous retractable hardtop edition.

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Abarth 124 spider packs 170hp and spawns rally version

Abarth 124 spider packs 170hp and spawns rally version

If you ask a handful of Mazda MX-5 buyers just what they think the new MX-5 needs to be the perfect car, a bunch of them will tell you more power. Fiat has now offered details on its Abarth 124 spider and this is the version of the MX-5 that folks wanting more power have been waiting for. Granted it's not a lot more power with a rating of 170hp from the 1.4L MultiAir turbo engine.

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Mazda should build the sexy Roadster RS Racing Concept right now

Mazda should build the sexy Roadster RS Racing Concept right now

It's time for the Tokyo Auto Salon and Mazda has shown off three concept cars that will be on display at the show. The coolest of the trio is the roadster RS Racing Concept based on the new MX-5. This little black beastie had red trim around the bottom and an aero package fitted that looks fantastic.

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The Best SUVs to Buy in 2016

The Best SUVs to Buy in 2016

Looking for the best SUV to buy in 2016? It's shaping up to be a good year for families seeking a fresh take on a familiar formula: how to get the entire brood from point A to point B in comfort and with a dash of style while also hauling all of life's essentials and accessories. A host of new SUVs are hitting the streets in 2016, ranging from entry-level people movers to full-on luxury cruisers, and we've picked five that represent the best of what's fresh for the coming year.

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2017 Fiat 124 Spider packs 160hp 500 Abarth turbo four

2017 Fiat 124 Spider packs 160hp 500 Abarth turbo four

When the new 2016 MX-5 debuted more than a few MX-5 fans were disappointed to hear that the new car had less power than the old NC version that ended its run. The upside was that the new MX-5 was lighter than the old car meaning performance still improved. Then we heard that a Fiat version was in the works to be called the Fiat 124 Spider and that it might have more power.

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Fiat 124 teased with posters from around Europe

Fiat 124 teased with posters from around Europe

Fiat is teasing roadster fans right now with three images that have gone up recently over on the official Fiat USA page. We know a new roadster is coming from Fiat that is essentially a 2016 Mazda MX-5 with revised styling. The coolest thing about the coming roadster is that rumors keep suggesting that there will be an Abarth version with more power than the MX-5 offers.

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Driving Fifty Years of Classic Mazda Rotary Power

Driving Fifty Years of Classic Mazda Rotary Power

In the early 1960s, Mazda was facing a crisis. The Japanese government, seeking to mold its nascent automotive industry into a powerful global force, had set in motion plans to combine the many different companies operating within its borders into three large conglomerates. Sensing that Mazda was on the verge of losing its identity and being absorbed into a faceless megalith that would be forced to produce only the specific vehicles deemed 'appropriate' for export by elected officials, its president, Tsuneji Matsuda, sent a group of engineers to Germany to investigate an intriguing technology developed by NSU - the Wankel rotary engine.

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Mazda’s vintage-inspired MX-5 concepts are begging to be built

Mazda’s vintage-inspired MX-5 concepts are begging to be built

Mazda's striking 2016 MX-5 Miata wasn't in short supply at SEMA 2015, but none were so compelling as the company's own customs. The Mazda stand may have been minimalistic, but that only worked in the favor of the MX-5 Speedster Concept and the MX-5 Spyder Concept; if Miata fans aren't already demanding production plans for one or both, then it's only a matter of time.

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Tokyo Motor Show 2015 Highlights: What You Need to Know

Tokyo Motor Show 2015 Highlights: What You Need to Know

Tokyo’s eccentric nature and distinct charm have filtered directly into the Tokyo Motor Show, and frankly we wouldn’t have it any other way. On Japan’s biggest stage, many of the world’s foremost automotive players have come to impress, discuss, and shape how we’ll interact and navigate our way around in the future. We braved the sauna-like conditions on the floor to bring you these buttery otoro bites.

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2016 Mazda MX-5 Spyder and Speedster focus on lightweight performance

2016 Mazda MX-5 Spyder and Speedster focus on lightweight performance

Mazda has announced two very cool concept cars that will be on display at SEMA 2015 and both are based on the new 2016 Mazda MX-5. The cars include the MX-5 Speedster and the MX-5 Spyder. Mazda aimed to capture the vintage feel of a roadster with modern day tech with the Spyder. The Spyder has a bespoke leather interior and is clad in Mercury Silver concept paint.

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