See How the 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata Is Made
Built from the ground up.
If you're sitting around waiting for your copy of the new 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata to arrive in your driveway, this new video should satiate your anticipation somewhat. This clip shows a behind-the-scenes look at the new roadster's manufacturing in Japan.
The new Miata is produced at Mazda's Ujina plant in Hiroshima, Japan, and started rolling off the line in March. The first ND-generation MX-5 models were destined for the Japanese market, and U.S. production started shortly afterwards in late April. A 1.5-liter Skyactiv four-cylinder is standard in most global markets, while the U.S.-market MX-5 Miata comes with a larger and more powerful 2.0-liter Skyactiv four-cylinder making 155 hp.
The video shows various parts of the car's production process, including engine assembly and installation, suspension and brake component installation, and the fitting of the cloth softtop. It's also amusing to see a completed MX-5 rolling down the line just in front of a Japanese-market Mazda Bongo compact commercial van; Mazda makes nearly all of its global products at this factory.
Take a look at the video below to see the 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata being made before the roadster official goes on sale in the U.S. this summer.