Kuwait Automotive Imports Co. (Al Shaya & Al Sagar), exclusive distributor of Mazda cars in Kuwait, celebrated the unveiling of the Special 25th Anniversary Edition Mazda MX-5 recently.
Ashish Tandon (General Manager KAICO) emphasized that this anniversary model was created to express Mazda`s sincere gratitude to the millions of MX-5 enthusiasts around the world, and as such Mazda spared no effort in creating the very best MX-5 yet. Mohamed Osman, Mazda Brand Manager. urged all sports car enthusiasts to visit Mazda showroom and experience first-hand Mazda’s exciting sports model.
Celebrating sports driving
Mazda. The name alone evokes exhilaration and driving pleasure. The enthusiasm surrounding the MX-5 since its debut in 1989 has been nothing short of phenomenal. Since day one, this vehicle has been a true driver's car with its "jinba ittai" spirit of oneness of car and driver. This highly-celebrated model has received over 200 awards from around the globe including Japan Car of the Year 2005-2006 and is in the Guinness Book of Records as The best selling two-seater sports car with nearly 1 million MX-5s sold to date.
The 25-year history of the MX-5 Miata showcases the absolute pursuit of a unique driving feel in which the car and driver become one, and also is a chronicle of how far Mazda has grown to establish its own unique style of driving exhilaration.
Under the bonnet there is a 2.0-litre four-cylinder engine, which produces 188Nm for the six-speed automatic transmission. A meticulous attention has been paid to the weight and balance of the engine’s moving parts, including the pistons, connecting rods and flywheel which have been lightened to make the engine rev more freely.
Utility/ comfort/ equipment
Outfitted only in a Soul Red Metallic premium coat, the depth of this deep red symbolizes the multi-faceted nature of the fiery fiend within. Creating a striking contrast are the Brilliant Black A-pillars, windshield surround, outside mirrors and MX-5-signature Power-Retractable Hard Top (PRHT). Other ebony-inspired exterior elements include black front combination lamp bezels and 17-inch Dark Gunmetal 10-spoke aluminum alloy wheels, which are wrapped in grippy Bridgestone® Potenza RE05A 205/45R17-84W tires.
The interior opens up brightly as a luxury lounge with its standard Almond leather seats and door trim. A liquid metal-like satin chrome finish is used on the louver rings, gauge cluster meter rings and inner door handles. Immediately a more soothing atmosphere compared to its ready-to-rumble exterior disposition, looks are almost always deceiving as detailed hints abound to MX-5's rascal nature.
Brilliant Black is expressed in the form the seatback garnish with Piano Black commanding the steering wheel spokes. Genuine black leather wraps the steering wheel, parking brake lever and armrests.
To continue the exterior's contrast-color theme, distinctive red stitching is used throughout on all premium touch points. Another minute but hardly minor detail is the instrument panel. This panel features a red base paint but is delicately hand-painted a Piano Black gradation, meaning no two vehicles will feature the exact same texture. Also, only the anniversary edition will be equipped with aluminum alloy pedals.
But no limited-edition anniversary model is complete without the proper badging. The 25th Anniversary logo is pronouncedly etched into the leather headrests as well as on the stainless steel door scuff plates.
On the exterior, a single 25th Anniversary badge is mounted onto the driver's side front fender and features an identifying serial number. As the soul of the sports car continues to be reinvented, this MX-5 Miata 25th Anniversary Edition is only the beginning of another 25 years and beyond of daily driving, weekend racing and all the excuses in between to get behind the wheel.