Linited edition roadster and coupe variants of the MX-5 launched

Mazda is continuing the 20th anniversary celebration of its MX-5 by launching a new special edition for the summer.

This Mazda MX-5 Miyako is the first special edition MX-5 launched by Mazda to be based on both the soft-top and roadster coupe variants.

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While the cars performance and underpinnings remain largely the same, the Miyako has been equipped with a front suspension strut brace to improve steering response.

This aside, the changes are all cosmetic and include a leather trim different to that of the stock roadster, metallic paint as standard and larger 17-inch alloys. Special badging completes the package.

The 1.8-litre soft-top costs from £18,385, while the more powerful 2.0-litre roadster coupe costs from £20,885. Just 500 examples of each variant will be available in the UK.

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30 June 2010

is this an attempt to try to boost the sales of the slowest selling mx-5 variant yet!

30 June 2010

The MX5 is starting to get a bit long in the tooth. What's needed is a move back to basics ie, no e windows, no air con, no central locking (not needed when you can reach the passenger door from the driver's seat) and no power steering. 800-850KG in weight, a choice of 1.2 and 1.4 turbo engines developing 120 and 150 bhp would ensure both would be little rocketships which would sit achieve 40 to 50 mpg and get away with £35 a year. Punt them at £10,000 to £12,000 and who would rather have the existing model?

I own a ten year old an old Merc E Class Estate (2.0 petrol) and my MX5 1.8 is only two and a half years old. The fact that the MX5 manages only a couple or so MPG more than the bus is nothing short of a disgrace.

30 June 2010

[quote VX220EDDIE]

is this an attempt to try to boost the sales of the slowest selling mx-5 variant yet!

[/quote]

I quite like this special MX5 looks very nice, would look great in white with a black hood

30 June 2010

[quote moe360]

I quite like this special MX5 looks very nice, would look great in white with a black hood

[/quote]

http://www.autocar.co.uk/car-news/geneva-motor-show-2010/geneva-show-mazda-mx-5-20th-anniversary/247208/pictures/geneva-show-mazda-mx-5-20th-anniversary.aspx

30 June 2010

[quote tannedbaldhead]

[quote moe360]

I quite like this special MX5 looks very nice, would look great in white with a black hood

[/quote]

http://www.autocar.co.uk/car-news/geneva-motor-show-2010/geneva-show-mazda-mx-5-20th-anniversary/247208/pictures/geneva-show-mazda-mx-5-20th-anniversary.aspx

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Thanks for the picture TBH looks very nice in white with those alloys would love to have one like that for weekends and sunny days like today, white just suits nearly every new car

1 July 2010

[quote moe360]white just suits nearly every new car[/quote]

I don't think that white suits nearly every new car. It looks fantastic on many more sports orientated models, particularly if they have a certain amount of black or chrome detailing, but I think mainstream models can look very bland and utilitarian. And I think white SUVs in particular look awful, I guess thats why its the worst colour for resale values in SUVs (if what I've read in the motoring press is correct).

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