Mazda drops the top on MX-5 Miata 30th Anniversary Edition

2019 Mazda MX-5 Miata 30th Anniversary Edition

Inside, the exclusivity continues with orange accents on the seats, door trim, dashboard, steering wheel, air vents and gear lever. As for why that color, Mazda says that the Racing Orange was inspired by the yellow that the MX-5 Miata Club Racer was shown in at the 1989 Chicago Auto Show when it debuted. The vitamin C theme extends inside with orange trim gracing the seats, door cards, dash, and shift knob.

This year, the beloved Mazda MX-5 Miata turns 30, and to mark the Japanese roadster's birthday Mazda has introduced the 2019 MX-5 Miata 30th Anniversary Edition. A 30th anniversary badge with the model's serial number is positioned on the lower rear fenders, and it's complemented by orange brake calipers and Brembo front brakes (a first for the United Kingdom market). The limited edition Miata also welcomes Apple CarPlay and Android Auto into the model's fold.

In addition to the Vitamin C color scheme, the 30th Anniversary Edition gets a set of 17-inch Rays ZE40 forged aluminum wheels that were specially developed for the Miata and are based on the wheels found on the MX-5 Cup race auto. A six-speed manual gearbox is standard, as are Bilstein dampers, strut-brace and limited slip differential.

Just 3 000 cars will be produced globally, and fittingly for one of the world's biggest MX-5 markets, the United Kingdom will receive 600 - 400 convertible and 200 RF. 400 will be convertibles, and the remaining 200 will be folding hard-top RFs. That's right, the MX-5 (Miata if you live in some parts of the world) has hit the big three-oh.

"In the three decades since the launch of the original model over 130,000 Mazda MX-5 have been sold in the UK", said Mazda UK's managing director, Jeremy Thomson. "With its unique detailing, generous equipment levels, exclusivity and bold Racing Orange paint, the 30th Anniversary Edition is the ideal way to celebrate three decades of this iconic sports vehicle".

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