The 2016 Mazda MX-5 was unveiled to the world early last month, but the Paris Motor Show is the first time the public will be able to gawp at the new roadster. Mazda has taken this opportunity to reveal a few more details, in particular some about the car’s powertrains that were not mentioned at the original launch.

Under the bonnet sits a 1.5 litre high-compression direct-injected SkyActiv-G petrol four-pot that is derived from the mill found in the new Mazda 2 – to give you a sense of perspective, that’s smaller than the 115 hp 1.6 litre mill that powered the 1989 original. However, the United States will receive a larger 2.0 litre SkyActiv-G engine as standard, and the power plant should be available as an option in other markets.

No official output figures have been released so far, but the 1.5 litre engine in the 2 makes 114 hp and 148 Nm of torque, while the 2.0 litre motor in the Mazda 3 produces 162 hp and 210 Nm. It is widely reported that the new engines will feature bespoke tuning for the MX-5, however, so they should best the 126 hp and 158 hp outputs of the current 1.8 and 2.0 litre mills respectively.

As standard, the MX-5 will come with a six-speed SkyActiv-MT manual transmission, but buyers will also be able to choose a six-speed SkyActiv-Drive automatic, at least in some markets.

Elsewhere, Mazda’s promises for the new MX-5 remain. The company is still claiming a weight loss of more than 100 kg over its predecessor, which would put the kerb weight of the new car at just over a tonne. The car also slightly smaller than before, while the weight balance is said to be almost perfectly 50:50.

The 2015 Mazda MX-5 will be shipped to markets around the world beginning mid-2015.