Mazda released a special limited edition of MX5 called Miyako. The new model is specially designed to celebrate 20th Anniversary of the world's best-selling roadster.

Mazda MX5 Miyako will be put on sale from 1 July and available in two versions - the 1.8i Miyako soft-top priced at £18 385 and the more powerful 2.0i Miyako roadster coupe with the world's fastest folding powered roof (up or down in 12 seconds), priced at £20 885.

Inside, the new Miyako features black leather trim with a red underlay and stitching, special badging, floor mats and climate control air-conditioning.

The exterior includes front fog lamps, larger 17" alloy wheels, a front suspension strut brace and  metallic paint.

Mark Cameron, sales director, Mazda UK said: "The new Mazda MX-5 Miyako will have extra appeal to a broader range of customers, including those who recognise the uniquely pure driving pleasure this Mazda continues to deliver, and those who aspire to owning a special edition model,"

"This is the first special edition model based on the upgraded MX-5 that we have offered on both soft‚ÄĎtop and roadster coupe body styles and I am sure it will attract new buyers to our brand.¬† Both models also represent great value, with the 2.0i Miyako costing just ¬£590 more than the entry level 2.0 SE model.", he added.

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The less powerful four-cylinder 1.8 liter delivers 126ps and accelerates the Miyako soft-top to 62mph in 9.9 seconds, while the powerful 2.0 liter has 160ps catapults the Miyako roadster coupe to 100kph in 7.9 seconds.

The fuel consumption is just grate for a sports car ‚Äď MX5 soft-top delivers 40.4mpg and the coupe 38.2mpg.

The standard equipment features 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.

The paintjobs available for MX-5 Miyako are Aluminium Silver Metallic. Furthermore, the soft-top version will specially be available in Velocity Red Mica ‚Äď free of charge.

MX-5 Miyako will be limited to just 500 examples of each version manufactured specially for the UK market.

2010 Mazda MX-5 Miyako

Performance & Economy

0-62mph

(sec)

Top speed

(mph)

Combined

(mpg)

Urban

(mpg)

Extra-Urban

(mpg)

1.8 Miyako Soft Top 9.9 121 40.4 29.7 51.4
2.0 Miyako Roadster Coupe 7.9 132 38.2 28.0 48.7


Price List

Power

(ps)

'On the road'

Retail

Emissions

CO2 (g/km)

Road Fund

Licence Band

Insurance

Group

1.8 Miyako Soft Top 126 £18,385 167 H 21E
2.0 Miyako Roadster Coupe 160 £20,885 177 I 27E