Quartet of Mazda special editions revealed

The Mazda2, Mazda3 and Mazda6 have been made available in a new, sporty Takuya – taken from the Japanese for pioneer – special edition.

Continuing the Japanese theme, the Mazda MX-5 has also been given a makeover in the shape of the special edition Miyako to celebrate its 20th year in production.

The Takuya models benefit from a sports styling kit which includes alloy wheels, front and rear bumpers and side skirts. The entry-level Mazda2 special edition features an updated leather interior and free metallic paint.

Starting from £11,915, the Mazda2 is available with a 1.3-litre engine developing 86PS and returning 54.3mpg. Emissions in the hatchback are 125g/km of CO2.

The Mazda3 Takuya adds sports seats, cruise control and gadgets such as rain sensing wipers and dusk sensing auto lights while the Mazda6 is fully kitted out with a sports grille, alloy pedal set, premium Mazda mats and an auto dimming rear view mirror.

The Mazda3 is priced from £15,780 and comes with a 1.6-litre engine returning 44.8mpg and 149g/km. The five-door Mazda6 Takuya costs from £19,845 and comes with a choice of 2.0-litre petrol and 2.2-litre diesel returning between 40.9mpg.

The fourth Mazda special edition continues the Japanese theme in the form of the Mazda MX-5 Miyako. The Miyako is the second special edition to be released in conjunction with the 20th anniversary celebrations of the roadster.

Starting at £18,385 and available in roadster and soft-top body styles, the Miyako features a unique, bespoke interior with leather trim, floor mats and special badging.

Both models come with new metallic paint colours at no extra cost and 17" alloy wheels. The Miyako will cost £590 more than the entry-level 2.0 SE model.

Only 500 Mazda MX-5 Miyako models will be available to buy in the UK from 1 July, when all four models will be launched.