One of Mazda great success stories is certainly the MX5 with its release in 1989 at the Chicago Auto Show it did not take long for this two door sports car to take off with over a 400 000 1st gen NA models sold. The MX5 reinvigorated the affordable sports car market, inspired by the incredible 1960s Lotus Elan the MX5 has certainly made its mark in the sporting history books. Released as the MX5 Miata in North America and the Roadster in Japan it does not matter what they named it, it was quickly loved around the world getting into the Guinness book of world records in 2000 as the best selling two seat sports car with production units of 531,890 sold and now with more than a million sold worldwide since there release the MX5 5th Generation is sure to be a hit Just 40 of the 1000 built for sale worldwide are coming to Australia so there will be only a lucky few that can call this new 5th gen their baby.
The 5th Gen MX5 25th anniversary addition comes with a 2.0l engine and all cars are painted Soul Red Metallic with Black A Pillars, roof panel and Mirror covers. With 17inch Dark Gunmetal alloy wheels and finished with rear air diffuser and chrome exhaust trim its looking very smart. Mazda has limited edition external badging and the internal seats embossed with 25th anniversary logo in the head rest. The seats are light stone heated leather with contrasting red stitching on the seats, steering wheel, hand brake lever and the gear shift. Mazda has also added special 25th anniversary logo to the scuff plates on the doors and a special Dark red hand painted panel on the dash. The Brilliant black roll over bar cavers and Drilled Aluminum pedals make the package look complete. Surly a car that will be loved by all that see it. So with more than 16,000 MX5 sold in Australia you will have to keep your eyes open to spot the new gen 5 but with suck breath taking beauty they should not be too hard to spot.