2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata deliveries begin

By Bob Nagy on July 20, 2015 10:01 AM

Mazda North America delivered the first 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata models to U.S. buyers here over the weekend, with 17 of the 1,000 Launch Edition-spec cars that will be produced rolling off carriers in Escondido, California. Most had been ordered by members of the San Diego Miata Club. 

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Finished in Soul Red with a Sport Tan leather interior, these distinctive Mazda roadsters also carry a special Launch Edition badge in the driver's-side doorjamb and feature a host of standard upgrades that include a Mazda Connect Infotainment System with navigation, 9-speaker Bose audio system, heated seats, automatic climate control, 17-inch alloy wheels and the i-Activesense safety technologies featuring blind spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert, lane departure warning and automatic high-beam control. Beyond laying claim to owning the first of these Gen IV Miatas, Launch Edition buyers also received additional swag in the form of a Mazda-branded Bose SoundLink Mini Bluetooth speaker and select items from Mazda's Heritage Collection apparel line.