2010 is the 20th anniversary of Mazda MX5 and they’re celebrating i by releasing a number of special editions. Here’s the new one for summer. It’s called the Mazda MX5 Miyako, which is apparently named after a holiday destination in Japan! It’s available as both soft-top and coupe-roadster versions.
As usual the special edition cars come with extra features you don’t get with the normal models, and for the MX5 Miyako they include Medici premium perforated black leather trim with a red underlay and stitching, special badging, floor mats and climate control air-conditioning inside, and front fog lamps, larger 17-inch alloy wheels, a front suspension strut brace (for improved steering response), and free metallic paint on the outside.
The soft-top version of the Miyako is based on the 1.8i model with 126 ps, while the hard-top with folding metal roof gets the 2.0i engine with 160 ps. The 1.8 accelerates to 60 mph in 9.9 seconds, and the 2.0 does that 2 seconds faster. The hard top also has the fastest retractable roof in the world which folds down in just 12 seconds. Combined mpg and CO2 ratings are 40.4/38.2mpg and 167/177g/km, respectively.
Standard equipments for both models include remote central locking, a leather steering wheel with audio controls, an MP3 compatible audio system with six speakers and auxiliary (AUX) jack input, as well as heated electric mirrors and electric front windows, a Thatcham Category 1 alarm and immobiliser. In addition, Limited Slip Differential (LSD), Dynamic Stability Control (DSC) and Traction Control System (TCS) are included on the 2.0i.
Limited to 500 units, these models are exclusive to UK market starting from £18,385 for the soft-top and £20,885 for the Coupe-Roadster.