Mazda has announced a new Miyako special edition version of its seminal MX-5 sports car, featuring upgraded equipment and available as both soft-top and roadster coupé.
The Mazda MX-5 Miyako has been launched as part of the continuing celebrations for the MX-5’s 20th anniversary. It is named after the island of Miyako-jima – a popular Japanese holiday destination.
Available as a 124bhp 1.8-litre petrol soft-top or 158bhp 2.0-petrol Roadster coupé – the folding-metal-roof MX-5 with an open or close time of just 12 seconds – the Miyako includes a host of extra equipment to help it stand out.
Principally, these upgrades are cosmetic. The interior is enhanced with unique Medici perforated black leather trim with red underlay and stitching, plus special floor mats and badging. And the exterior benefits from front foglights, 17-inch alloy wheels and metallic paint.
However, the Miyako also features climate control air-con as standard, and a front suspension strut brace for greater steering response.
Other standard items of kit include remote locking, leather steering wheel with audio controls, MP3 player aux connection, heated electric door mirrors, electric windows and an alarm. The 2.0 roadster coupé also comes with a limited-slip differential and dynamic stability control.
Performance and pricing
The 1.8 will accelerate from 0-62mph in 9.9 seconds, return fuel economy of 40.4mpg and emit 167g/km CO2 (according to official EU testing cycles). The 2.0 manages 0-62mph in 7.9 seconds, 38.2mpg and 177g/km CO2.
Prices start at £18,385 for the 1.8 soft-top and £20,885 for the roadster coupé – £590 more than equivalent SE specification cars. A total of 500 of each version will be made available in the UK, and they go on sale on 1 July.
‘Aluminium Silver Metallic’ paint is standard, but the soft-top is also available in ‘Velocity Red Mica’.
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