The Mitsuoka Roadster has been launched in the UK, and the company aims to offer British styling on a modern sports car.
Based on the underpinnings of the Mazda MX-5, the Roadster is the latest retro-styled vehicle from the company that specialises in hand-built luxury models. The Roadster is a two-seater that is powered by the 2.0-litre petrol engine from the outgoing MX-5.
The 16-valve 158bhp unit is unchanged from the MX-5, and it is capable of a 0-60mph time of 8.1 seconds and a top speed of 127mph. It emits 181g/km of CO2 and has an official fuel economy of 35.9mpg.
The Mitsuoka is also available with a choice of the same six-speed manual and six-speed Powershift automatic gearboxes from the MX-5.
The standard equipment includes 17in alloy wheels, heated leather seats, leather trim on the steering wheel, gear lever and hand brake, Bluetooth, cruise and climate control and power steering. The manual model also comes with sports suspension, whereas the automatic comes with a softer setup.