Special-edition MX-5 launched to celebrate the Mazda MX-5 becoming the best-selling roadster ever

Mazda has revealed this special edition of its iconic MX-5 to celebrate a sales landmark as the world's most popular roadster in history.

Sales of the MX-5 have now topped 900,000 units - of which, 100,000 have sold in the UK - and the Mazda MX-5 Kendo special edition will be available in the UK from 1 March to commemorate the milestone.

Based on the MX-5 SE roadster and roadster coupé, Kendo - which means ‘way of the sword’ - models feature heated leather seats, 17-inch tinted alloy wheels, Kendo badging and aluminium interior touches. They also get grey or black mica exterior paint, a first for the UK. Roadster coupé models also boast Bose audio system, Bluetooth and cruise control.

The Kendo will cost from £19,255 for the 124bhp, 1.8-litre soft-top version, with the 158bhp 2.0-litre roadster coupé priced from £22,320.Read more about the MX-5's UK success plus gallery showing 20 years of the MX-5

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