Mazda MX-5 Miata 30th Anniversary Edition: An Orange-Licious Birthday

Judy Cobb
February 9, 2019

The debut took place on Thursday at the 2019 Chicago Auto Show, which was fitting considering it was at the same show back in 1989 that the original NA-generation was first shown to the world.

What You Need to Know: The 2019 Mazda MX-5 Miata 30th Anniversary Edition will be limited to 3,000 units consisting of both soft- and retractable-fastback RF hardtop models.

A special edition model of the Mazda MX-5 has made its debut - with 600 set to make their way to the United Kingdom, priced from £28,095. All of the cars have the same features including dark gunmetal forged aluminum Rays wheels based on the design used by the Global MX-5 Cup racing cars. Maybe Mazda will surprise us with a Mazdaspeed Miata redux in the upcoming years. You could say that the special edition is for fans who feel like they have been friends with the Miata forever. Orange accents highlight the interior, as well, with the color contrasting with the black leather and plastics that line much of the roadster's door trim, shift lever, dashboard, and seats.

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The car's unveiling was in Chicago since that was where the original Miata made its debut in 1989; fittingly, the Racing Orange paint is created to evoke "the breaking dawn of an exciting new day". Alcantara has been picked for the seat upholstery, door inserts and lower instrument panel.

Live photos of the special Miata in Chicago are now in the gallery. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto come standard, as does a three-month SiriusXM subscription and three-year Traffic Plus and Travel Link subscription.

How will you be able to spot the 30th Anniversary Miata on the street once they are delivered to buyers? The soft top model starts at $34,995 for the six-speed manual and goes up to $37,995 for an automatic RF. Just 3000 of the 30th Anniversary Miata will be sold worldwide, with only 500 coming to the United States.

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