It has been 30 years since the worlds best-selling roadster made its world debut at the 1989 Chicago Motor Show. Yesterday (7th February 2019) Mazda revealed a MX-5 30th Anniversary Edition at the same motor show in Chicago as a celebration.
The 30th Anniversary Edition is offered exclusively in a Racing Orange paint. In addition to the striking colour it features forged aluminium Ray wheels that have been developed exclusively by Rays Co Ltd. There will be a 30th anniversary badge stating the models number out of 3,000 that are being produced across the world. The UK will receive 400-600 convertible models and 200 RF models. Marked out by its black two-tone roof, the Retractable Fastback is £29,895 and the convertible is £28,095.
Inside, the orange details continue within the seats, door trim, dashboard, steering wheel, air vents and gear lever. The 30th Anniversary Edition will also feature a nine-speaker Bose® sound system, Recaro seats, Apple CarPlayTM and Android AutoTM as standard.
Mazda Motors UK Managing Director, Jeremy Thompson, said: "in the three decades since the launch of the original model over 130,000 Mazda MX-5's have been sold in the UK. This is a sports car that has resonated with enthusiastic British drivers ever since its debut and four generations on it's as popular as ever. Along the way, it has remained true the original principle of being an affordable, lightweight and above all fun-to-drive roadster. Today it is the very essence of the Jinba Ittai driver-and-car-as-one philosophy that goes into every Mazda."
Adding, "and with its unique detailing, generous equipment levels, exclusivity and bold Racing Orange paint, the 30th Anniversary Edition is the perfect way to celebrate three decades of this iconic sports car."
Available to order now, the first UK customer deliveries will begin in the summer.
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