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The upcoming Mazda MX-5 will use an all-new lightweight platform and will be powered by a 1.

5-litre petrol engine when it goes on sale next year, a senior engineering source has revealed.

The rear-drive platform has been designed from the ground-up and incorporates learnings from the firm’s SkyActiv programme, specifically with the chassis and body, which underpins its recent model range.

The engine is also a SkyActiv unit, a 1.5-litre normally aspirated powerplant called SkyActiv-G that has just been launched in the new Mazda 3 with outputs of 99bhp and 111lb ft of torque. A 2.0-litre SkyActiv-G engine is also tipped to be launched.
 



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