Mazda celebrates 20 years of the MX-5 with special edition

Mazda celebrates 20 years of the MX-5 with special edition

When Mazda debuted the MX-5, or Roadster as it’s known in Japan, back in 1989, few would have thought it would go on to become the best-selling open-top sports car of all time. Now, over 860,000 vehicles later, the car is officially the most popular roadster in existence. To celebrate its success and the 20th anniversary of the car, Mazda has released a special edition for the Japanese market.

Based on either the soft-top six-speed manual version or the retractable hard-top automatic version of the car, the Roadster 20th Anniversary comes with a bespoke equipment set to make it stand out from the regular lineup.

Red and black Recaro seats, 20th Anniversary badges and clear fog lights are some details that are different, while 17in alloys, a front strut tower bar, five-setting heated seats and synthetic leather door armrests finish off the unique package.

As for the exterior colour, the Roadster 20th Anniversary only comes in Crystal White Pearl Mica.

Pricing in Japan starts at 2,860,000 ($45,530 NZ) for the soft-top/manual version, while the power-retractable hardtop with the automatic goes for 3,110,000 ($49,500 NZ).

When Mazda debuted the MX-5, or Roadster as it’s known in Japan, back in 1989, few would have thought it would go on to become the best-selling open-top sports car of all time. Now, over 860,000 vehicles later, the car is officially the most popular roadster in existence. To celebrate its success and the 20th anniversary of the car, Mazda has released a special edition for the Japanese market.

Based on either the soft-top six-speed manual version or the retractable hard-top automatic version of the car, the Roadster 20th Anniversary comes with a bespoke equipment set to make it stand out from the regular lineup.

Red and black Recaro seats, 20th Anniversary badges and clear fog lights are some details that are different, while 17in alloys, a front strut tower bar, five-setting heated seats and synthetic leather door armrests finish off the unique package.

As for the exterior colour, the Roadster 20th Anniversary only comes in Crystal White Pearl Mica.

Pricing in Japan starts at 2,860,000 ($45,530 NZ) for the soft-top/manual version, while the power-retractable hardtop with the automatic goes for 3,110,000 ($49,500 NZ).

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