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Mazda MX-5 named Roadster of the Year at the 2019

The Mazda MX-5 has been named Roadster of the Year by Auto Express at their annual New Car Awards. Having taken the title every year since 2015, this is the fifth consecutive year that the fourth-generation MX-5 has secured this coveted award.

In the year that Mazda’s iconic sports car celebrates thirty years since its debut at the 1989 Chicago Motor Show, this famous roadster continues to add to a global awards tally of over 300 major accolades.

With rear-wheel drive, perfect 50:50 weight distribution and more comfort and technology than ever before, the Mazda MX-5 is pure roadster. Its dynamic proportions combined with Mazda’s KODO: Soul of Motion design philosophy ensures that the Mazda MX-5’s styling reflects its focus on driving pleasure in an unmistakably contemporary and dynamic way.

Updated last year, the 2019 Mazda MX-5 range comes with a choice of 1.5-litre 132ps and 2.0-litre 184ps Skyactiv-G petrol engines. Last year’s updates saw the 2.0-litre engine upgraded with maximum revs rising from 6,800rpm to 7,500rpm and power increasing by 24ps. Across the range, the 2019 Mazda MX-5 now features a reach adjustable steering wheel for improved driver comfort.

Maintaining the driver-focused ethos that has made the Mazda MX-5 the world’s bestselling two-seater sports car of all time, the fourth-generation MX-5 was conceived and developed under the concept of “innovate in order to preserve”. This engineering philosophy has allowed Mazda to maintain the lightweight, agility, fun and engagement that has always defined the MX-5 while at the same time meeting ever-increasing safety and efficiency requirements, alongside improved refinement.

With Mazda’s dominance of the affordable sports car sector firmly re-established, the latest special version of this famous sports car is the Mazda MX-5 30th Anniversary Edition. Limited to just 3,000 cars globally, the 30th Anniversary Edition is exclusively offered in Racing Orange paint, a strikingly vivid colour that marks out this special MX-5.

In addition, it features forged aluminium Rays wheels developed exclusively for the MX-5 in cooperation with Rays Co Ltd. and a 30th anniversary badge displaying the model’s serial number. Other unique features include orange brake callipers, and for the first time in the UK, Brembo front brakes.

Inside, the bespoke feel continues with orange accents on the seats, door trim, dashboard, steering wheel, air vents and gear lever, while Recaro seats and Alcantara trim on the door trim and instrument panel add a sense of exclusivity. The 30th Anniversary Edition also features Apple Carplay and Android Auto as standard.

See Brindley Mazda's latest offer on the MX-5 here

Added: 09 July 2019

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