Hendy Mazda Promises Luxury and Thrills With New Mazda MX-5 ‘Venture edition’

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Mazda bring a luxurious and thrilling new edition to the Mazda MX-5 family.

The new MX-5 Venture edition

The new MX-5 Venture Edition

...a sports car that remains unrivalled as an exhilarating drive that can also be used every day

Now spring has arrived, Mazda has introduced a new special edition of its iconic sportscar – the ‘MX-5 Venture Edition.’ Available as a Soft-top or Roadster Coupe from Hendy Mazda in Eastleigh, this latest special edition of the world’s most popular open top sportscar features upgraded luxurious specification, advanced technology, premium interior trim and exterior colours exclusive to the Mazda MX-5 Venture Edition.

Based on the Mazda MX-5 SE and Sport Tech models, the Venture is available from the Leigh Road - based dealership as a 1.8 MZR Soft top (SE) and a 2.0 MZR Roadster Coupe (Sport Tech) – with the world’s fastest powered retractable hard top, up or down in just 12 seconds – plus a dozen items of additional equipment over the donor car and priced at £18,995 and £22,285 (OTR).

The Mazda MX-5 Venture Edition’s ‘stand out’ specification features light gun metal 17-inch alloy wheels, front fog lights, chrome front grille, piano black fashion bars and special ‘Venture Edition’ badging.

Inside, the MX-5 Venture has stylish Havana Brown heated leather seats, leather steering wheel and hand brake with contrasting grey stitching, matching door trim, climate control air-conditioning, piano black dashboard accents, alloy pedals, cruise control (a first on 1.8 models) and, for the first time on MX-5, a satellite navigation system. Supplied by Sanyo TomTom, the sat-nav features a fully integrated 5.8-inch touch screen monitor, 4GB SD card based map (45 countries), live services, iPod and Bluetooth® connectivity and complete multi-media functionality

Hendy Mazda customers can order the Mazda MX-5 Venture in three colours, the popular Metropolitan Grey Mica and two exclusive colours for this edition – Radiant Ebony Mica and Crystal White Pearlescent – free of charge. A genuine special edition, only 250 examples of the Venture Edition Soft-top and 550 of the Venture Edition Roadster Coupe will be available in the UK.

“Special Edition models of the MX-5 have always enjoyed incredible popularity in Britain and now the Venture Edition offers a unique combination of a premium cabin feel, sophisticated exterior and advanced technology, in a sportscar that remains unrivalled as an exhilarating drive that can also be used every day,” comments Dan Scott, Sales Manager, Hendy Mazda.

“Together with their durability, enviable reliability and our current low-rate finance offers, the MX-5 Venture Edition is a thoroughly modern sports car that people can buy with their heart and their head,” adds Scott.

The Venture Edition has all the dynamic attributes of the world’s most popular open top sportscar. Featuring a front-engined, rear-wheel drive chassis that delivers perfectly balanced handling and pure driving exhilaration, the MX-5 has been voted ‘Best Roadster’ by Auto Express magazine for six years in a row.

Mazda MX-5 Venture Edition customers have a choice of two powertrains – the 126ps 1.8 MZR with a five-speed gearbox (Soft-top) and the 160ps 2.0 MZR with a smooth-shifting six-speed manual transmission (Roadster Coupe). Like other MX-5 models, the Venture Edition combines razor sharp handling with lively performance – sprinting to 60mph in 9.9sec (1.8 Soft-top) and 7.9sec (2.0 Roadster Coupe), and capable of going on to reach top speeds of 121mph and 136mph respectively.

For optimum handling stability, the MX-5 Venture Edition features Dynamic Stability Control (DSC) and a Traction Control System (TCS) on both Soft-top and Roadster Coupe models. While the two-litre Roadster Coupe model is also equipped with a Limited Slip Differential (LSD) for enhanced handling precision and side airbags for added protection.

To find out more about the Mazda MX-5 Venture Edition and the full Mazda range, or to book a test drive call Hendy Mazda on 023 8027 1271, or visit the showroom on Leigh Road, Eastleigh.

Information for Editors:

Hendy Group Ltd
Chandlers Ford Industrial Estate
School Lane
Eastleigh
Hampshire
United Kingdom
SO53 4DG

Telephone: 023 8027 1271
Fax: 023 8062 7539

Hendy Group Ltd is a premier family motor group with around 20 premises stretching across southern England from Devon to West Sussex.

Hendy holds Ford, Mazda, Kia and Honda franchises, plus Ford, and Iveco van and truck franchises. The company handles all aspects of sales, servicing, parts, hire, accident repairs and Rapid Fit. Specialist operations include engine dynamometer testing, fuel injection testing and repairs, as well as engine sales to the construction and marine industries.

Hendy was founded in 1859 and whilst having grown to a company of significant geographical and economic size, the Hendy Group remains a closely-knit family concern. Currently, both the Chairman and Deputy Chairman are great-grandsons of the company founder F.A. Hendy, with the next generation of sons and daughters within the company structure ensuring the continuity of the family business.

Throughout the company's history, the Hendy family can be said to have followed good business practice by grasping opportunities as they've appeared, and reviewed operations in order to remain efficient. Above all, the Hendy family has always been careful to continue to meet the needs of customers, ensuring that they enjoy the best service and attention at all times.

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