Mazda celebrates 20 years of MX-5 with limited edition

UK sales since the 1990 launch of the iconic MX-5 two-seater roadster are set to pass 100,000 this year, and the limited edition MX-5 has been introduced as recognition of the brand’s success.

Aimed at people who enjoy open-top motoring, the Mazda MX-5 limited edition is based on the entry-level soft-top 1.8 SE convertible.

The 1.8-litre petrol engine, coupled with a five-speed manual gearbox, offers a fuel economy of 40.4mpg. The MX-5 has a top speed of 121mph and a 0-62mph time of 9.9 seconds.

Like the SE model, the new special edition features electric and heated door mirrors, electric windows, remote boot release and MP3-compatible Radio/CD audio system as standard.

However, the 20th Anniversary edition adds 17" alloy wheels with silver finish, front fog lights, chrome trims, body-coloured roll bars, manual air conditioning, aluminium pedal set and a stainless-steel scuff plate featuring a ’20th Anniversary’ logo and limited edition number.

Three custom colours are available: True Red, Crystal White Pearlescent and Aurora Blue Mica.

Around 600 models of the 20th Anniversary Mazda MX-5 are available in the UK at a price of £16,850 on-the-road.