Mazda has announced a pair of limited edition Black models, based on popular versions of the MX-5 and the Mazda 2.
Inspired by the Mazda MX-5 GT racing car, both MX-5 and Mazda 2 Black editions feature striking colour combinations and extra equipment.
Mazda MX-5 Sport Black edition
The Mazda MX-5 Sport Black edition is based on the existing 2.0i Sport Tech Roadster Coupé.
This means a 158bhp petrol engine, six-speed manual gearbox and electric folding hard top roof that retracts in just 12 seconds are all standard issue. You also get a choice of Spirited Green metallic, Crystal White Pearlescent or Velocity Red mica paint, all complimented by contrast Brilliant Black roof finish and gunmetal 17-inch alloy wheels.
The cabin features black leather upholstery with sand coloured stitching, Piano Black trim, and Limited Edition floor mats – in addition to the usual Sport Tech goodies including Bose stereo, climate control, Bluetooth, cruise control and front fog lights.
With Black Limited Edition badging on the outside and a numbered plaque on the inside, just 500 examples will be made. Priced at £22,995 the Mazda MX-5 Sport Black is a modest £360 more than a regular Sport Tech equivalent.
Read the full review of the Mazda MX-5
Mazda 2 Black edition
The Limited Edition Mazda 2 Black is based on the existing 1.3-litre five-door Tamura model.
With a similar colour palette to the MX-5, this is available in True Red non-metallic, Spirited Green metallic and Crystal White Pearlescent – each finished with a black vinyl roof, matt black 16-inch alloys and tinted glass.
The engine produces 83bhp – presumably the reason it doesn’t get a Sport badge as part of its name – but you still get a black-with-red-piping Sport interior, Limited Edition floor mats, rear sports bumper trim and front fog lights.
Fitted kit includes climate control, Bluetooth and all-round electric windows, and again there is Black edition badging and a numbered plaque.
Just 618 of the Limited Edition Mazda 2 Black are set for sale, priced at £12,395 for the True Red version and £12,815 for the other colours, which is not a huge amount over the £11,830 cost of an ordinary Tamura.
You can read how the Mazda 2 rated in the Which? Car full review.
Both special edition Mazda Black models are available to buy now.
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