Mazda is currently working on a next generation Miata, which is fantastic news in and of itself. The big news is that this new reliable, nimble, lightweight, Japanese roadster will underpin the 2015 Alfa Romeo Spider. The Alfa will, however, feature its own engine – probably the upcoming 230hp 1.8L four – and suspension tuning. 

Mazda and Fiat are also discussing further partnership. Here are our ideas of what may come of this:

  • Mazda2/Fiat Punto
  • Mazda3/Fiat Bravo
  • Mazda5/Panda
  • In a perfect world: Rotary engined Alfa Romeo Brera
All we know is that a nimble Italian roadster with bulletproof Japanese engineering underneath sounds like the perfect car.
[via Mazda]