New MX-5

Mazda really did a good job of launching a great new MX-5 Miata design today. Like a mini Jaguar F-Type it’s got style that goes beyond it’s low price tag. Always a winning formula but…. I have issues with the surfacing. Another busy modern car design, against my naturally classical preferences. This odd rising rear shoulder feature is not so successful for me. It comes close to that door handle, and why is it even there? Is it something related to the upcoming Fiat twin with this car? Or simply Mazda designers being bolder and more playful than I would dare to be myself?

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CX-5 + 12 = C-X17 (pt2)

CX-5 + 12 = C-X17 (pt2)

Rear view… comparison of Jaguar and Mazda design language for their crossover vehicle designs. Both look great, but so similar…

CX-5 + 12 = C-X17

CX-5 + 12 = C-X17

Comparison of just how close the Jaguar and Mazda design language has become recently… (both look great in my opinion).