Mazda MX-5 Miata set for gala 25th birthday bash in New York
Hard to believe it's been a quarter of a century since the first Mazda MX-5 Miata rolled onto the scene and into the pages of automotive history. Since making its debut at the 1989 Chicago Auto Show, Mazda's diminutive but delightful 2-seater has racked up total global sales in excess of 900,000 units to become world's best-selling and arguably best-loved sports car.
To help celebrate 25 years of success on the street and on the circuit, Mazda announced it will showcase 15 significant examples of the MX-5 at the New York Auto Show. While the specific vehicle roster has not been released, the automaker promises to bring together show cars, production models and competition vehicles spanning all three generations of the Miata. Still no word as to whether this exhibit might also include a rumored sneak peek at the Gen IV Miata MX-5.
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In making the announcement, Jim O'Sullivan, president and ceo of Mazda North America, noted: "MX-5 Miata is the quintessential Mazda. With all the whiz-bang technology and comfort amenities increasingly added to modern vehicles, MX-5's direct connection between car and driver still remains the standard feature that puts smiles on drivers' faces."
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