Mazda unveils special new MX-5 30th Anniversary Edition

08 February 2019 - 16:23 By AFP Relaxnews
The new Mazda MX-5 30th Anniversary Edition
The new Mazda MX-5 30th Anniversary Edition
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With over one million units sold over 30 years, Mazda has unveiled an Anniversary Edition racing orange MX-5 Miata at the Chicago Auto Show to celebrate the "breaking dawn of an exciting new day."

Mazda is celebrating 30 years of the topless MX-5 Miata with the release of a limited-edition vibrantly orange Anniversary Edition.

More specifically, the model has been repainted in the eye-catching shade Racing Orange complemented by a new set of Rays ZE40 RS30 forged dark aluminum wheels with matching Brembo and Nissin brake calipers.

Of course, the exterior also features a 30th anniversary badge which notes the vehicles serial number – an important detail when only 3,000 units will be produced.

On the inside, driver and passenger will enjoy Recaro seats with orange detailing, Bilstein dampers (only in manual transmission models), a nine-speaker Bose audio system, and specific markets will benefit from Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.

Both RF retractable hardtop and soft-top models will be available worldwide for $34,995 (roughly R475 932)  and $37,595 (roughly R511 292), respectively, while the standard Grand Touring trim that the Anniversary Edition is built upon starts at $30,780 (roughly R418 608). Five hundred units will be reserved for the US powered by a 2.0-litre four-cylinder engine.