Thursday, May 15, 2014

Mazda to Produce 25th Anniversary Edition MX-5 Miata

25th Anniversary Edition Mada MX-5 Miata
Photo courtesy Mazda North American Operations
Still catching up on all the press releases from the New York Auto Show. I’m sure I’m not the only one that thinks Mazda puts out cute cars, so I thought I’d pass this on.

Back in 1989, the original MX-5 Miata was debuted at the Chicago Auto Show. Last month, a 25th anniversary edition was rolled out at the New York Auto Show. While they’ll be producing it globally, this will be a collector’s car as numbers are limited. Not sure how many will be made in all, but according to the press release, only 100 are slated for the US. According to Mazda USA’s Facebook page, only 100 are slated for North America—you can find pre-order details there. I’m betting not too many get across the border.

As of February 2011 900,000 of the sporty little roadsters had been built, so they’re obviously popular. They’re also within most people’s reach, though I suspect that won’t be the case with the limited edition.

If you did manage to get your hands on one, what makes it different from a standard MX-5? The exterior is clad in Soul Red Metallic, with black trim. Inside, as you’d expect are leather seats, in almond. Of course there’s badging inside, on the head rests and elsewhere. There’s also one exterior badge, on the driver’s side fender, which will carry the car’s serial number. While the engine will be the same as in regular MX-5s, the parts are all premium and hand-selected.

[SOURCE Mazda North American Operations]

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