(PRWEB UK) 19 June 2014
Local dealer, Hendy Mazda is celebrating the 25th birthday of Mazda’s iconic two-seat sportscar this year with the launch of the MX-5 Roadster Coupe 2.0-litre 25th Anniversary Limited Edition, which goes on sale in Hampshire from 1 August.
Just 1,000 individually numbered examples of the new 25th Anniversary Limited Edition model will be built, the first of which will be unveiled at the Goodwood Festival of Speed on 26-29h June. Of these, 750 will be made available in the UK, including to customers at Hendy Mazda’s Hampshire showroom.
“This 25th Anniversary Limited Edition is one of the most significant Mazda MX-5s we’ve seen at Hendy Mazda. It marks such an important milestone for a car that single-handedly reintroduced the world to the pleasures of exhilarating and affordable open-topped motoring,” comments Mark Busby, New Car Sales & Marketing Director at Hendy Mazda.
“With a comprehensive equipment specification based on the Mazda MX-5 Roadster Coupe 2.0 litre Sport Tech Nav, the new 25th Anniversary Limited Edition boasts a wealth of additional exterior and interior features unavailable on any other Mazda MX-5. We are confident this special edition will prove immensely popular with customers to our Leigh Road showroom,” added Busby.
Hampshire customers will benefit from the model’s unique specification, including Soul Red Metallic paint finish (complemented by Brilliant Black door mirrors, A pillars and power-operated retractable hardtop roof), 17-inch Dark Gunmetal alloy wheels, a rear diffuser and chrome exhaust trim which complete the bespoke exterior, with each example benefiting from unique, Limited Edition numbered external badging.
The Limited Edition model’s heated Light Stone leather trimmed seats are sure to impress visitors to Hendy Mazda. The upholstery incorporates contrasting red stitching to the seats, steering wheel, gearshift and handbrake lever, and 25th Anniversary logo-embossed headrests. This unique interior design is completed by a bespoke, hand-painted Dark Red dashboard decoration panel, Brilliant Black roll-over bar covers, alloy pedal set and 25th Anniversary stainless steel scuff plates.
Specific to the UK 25th Anniversary Limited Edition MX-5 is a 6.1-inch touch screen Mazda Navigation System. Exclusively engineered for Mazda by Alpine, the fully integrated, high resolution system features 46 European country maps, 29 different languages, Bluetooth and USB connectivity, an integrated CD, radio and DVD player with a 50:50 split screen allowing for the simultaneous viewing of two input sources, and customisable user profile settings for each driver.
Thanks to its 2.0-litre, 160ps powerplant allied to a slick, short-throw 6-speed manual transmission, the lightweight, compact, 25th Anniversary Limited Edition Mazda MX-5 achieves sub-8 second 0-62 mph acceleration and a 136mph top speed with perfect, 50:50 weight distribution and a low moment of inertia for outstanding agility and driving enjoyment.