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If the Mazda Miata has a cult following, it’s not just because it’s a cool looking two-seater that’s affordable and that performs like no other. The Miata brand is built on continuous innovation, whose latest iteration comes in the form of Kinematic Posture Control, a new feature embedded in the 2022 Mazda MX-5 Miata.
Kinematic Posture Control
Mazda is continuously innovating the MX-5 Miata to further deepen the connection that drivers have with their vehicles, physically as well as emotionally. Kinematic Posture Control, or KPC, is the next step in this innovation journey, taking high-g cornering precision and confidence to the next level.
KPC is a totally new technology developed by Mazda that synchronizes the Miata’s systems to enable drivers to feel like they are one with their vehicle when accelerating around corners.
While the MX-5 Miata’s rear suspension is already designed to give the vehicle superb traction when braking, KPC leverages this functionality and applies slightly increased brake pressure to the inner rear wheel during high-g cornering. This suppresses body roll and slippage, empowering the driver with more control.
The result: a more precise, confident and enjoyable driving experience.
The Miata’s controlled acceleration is also enabled by what Mazda calls its “gram strategy,” which is focused on minimizing any unnecessary weight on the vehicle without compromising safety or design. This includes using aluminum for the power plant frame, front fenders, hood, and trunk lid as well as shaving millimeters off various pieces of metal or eliminating foam in the sun visors.
The goal is to pare down the MX-5 Miata to its essentials so it remains a driver’s car while preserving the safety, styling, convenience and comforts that Mazda owners value.
The 2022 Mazda MX-5 Miata
In addition to KPC, the 2022 Mazda MX-5 Miata comes with a plethora of standard features that further elevate its status as a pure driver’s car, a two-seat roadster that blends engaging performance and nimble handling to inspire drivers to take to the road.
All MX-5 Miata models have a rear-wheel drive layout and come equipped with the Skyactiv-G 2.0-liter engine that delivers 181 horsepower at 7,000 rpm and 151 lb-ft of torque at 4,000 rpm.
For 2022, MX-5 Miata Sport and Club models are exclusively paired with a six-speed manual transmission and MX-5 Miata Grand Touring is offered in either the manual transmission or a six-speed automatic transmission with steering wheel paddle shifters.
Other standard components include anti-lock braking system with electronic brake force distribution and brake assist, front ventilated disc brakes, rear disc brakes with aluminum calipers, low-inertia dual-mass flywheel, double-pinion electric power assist steering, front and rear stabilizer bars, front double wishbone suspension with aluminum arms, a rear multi-link suspension with aluminum bearings support, and monotube dampers in the front and rear.
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