2014 NYIAS Unveiled: 25th Anniversary Miata

Mazda celebrated the 25th anniversary of its MX-5 Miata model today at the 2014 New York International Auto Show (NYIAS).

Since its debut in 1989, the MX-5 Miata has sold over 900,000 units, with over one-third of that volume being sold in the US.

After its introduction, the Miata took the U.S. by storm with many enamored by the convertible’s open-air freedom and many more by the ability to purchase that freedom for $14,000.

In celebration of the Miata turning 25, Mazda announced the release of a special limited 25th anniversary edition model. The 25th anniversary model will only have 100 units made in the U.S. The new edition features an all-red exterior with 17-inch graphite wheels, special 25th anniversary logos and an individually-numbered name badge on the front grille. The almond-colored interior also features 25th anniversary logos embroidered into the seats. Customers can place an order for the model beginning next week at www.mazdausa.com/.

In addition to the 25th anniversary model, Mazda also introduced the chassis for the next generation MX-5 Miata. The naked drivetrain reveals the four-clyinder Skyactiv engine. Its 50:50 weight distribution will make the Miata one of the lightest on the market with initial weight around 1000kg

The Driving Life provides an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at all manufacturer debuts at the 2014 NYIAS. Stay tuned as we bring you everything from the Jacob K. Javits Center.