Mazda MX-5 30th Anniversary Edition - Motorshow Focus

25/02/2019 - 18:35 | ,   | Sagar Parikh

The Mazda MX-5 30th Anniversary Edition had its world premiere at the 2019 Chicago Auto Show on the 7th of this month. Here are the celebratory model’s images from the show.

Mazda Mx 5 30th Anniversary Edition Rf Front Three
The Mazda MX-5 30th Anniversary Edition is available in both Convertible and RF body styles.

The Mazda MX-5 has turned 30, and through three decades and four generations, it has sold more than 1 million units. The 30th Anniversary Edition of the iconic roadster features a number of exclusives.

The Mazda MX-5 30th Anniversary Edition is painted in a specially developed Racing Orange paint that is a shade exclusive to it. It sports Rays ZE40 RS30 forged aluminium wheels developed exclusively for the Mazda MX5 as well as Brembo front brake callipers and Nissin rear brake callipers - both in orange. It’s a limited-run model, and the serial number of each unit is displayed with a 30th anniversary badge.

Inside, the MX-5 30th Anniversary Edition has Recaro seats, orange accents on the seats, door trim, dashboard and shift lever to complement the exterior colour scheme, 9-speaker Bose AudioPilot 2 sound system and 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Mazda has used Alcantara in the door trim, dashboard trim and seat covers.

Under the hood, the Mazda MX-5 30th Anniversary Edition has the familiar SKYACTIV-G 1.5-litre petrol engine or SKYACTIV-G 2.0-litre petrol engine. The 1.5-litre unit develops 132 PS at and 152 Nm of torque. The 2.0-litre unit produces 184 PS and 205 Nm of torque. Both engines are available with a standard 6-speed manual transmission and an optional 6-speed automatic transmission. The manual configurations get Bilstein dampers as well.

Mazda Mx 5 30th Anniversary Edition Interior At 20
Mazda will sell only 3,000 units of the MX-5 30th Anniversary Edition globally.

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Sales of the Mazda MX-5 30th Anniversary Edition are limited to 3,000 units worldwide of which 500 are going to the USA and 600 are reserved for the UK.

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