Mazda will debut a new special edition of its iconic sportscar, the MX-5, to celebrate the milestone of having built more than 900,000 units globally. UK sales of the world’s most popular roadster have totaled to more than 100,000 cars. The car is dubbed the ‘Kendo Special Edition,’ which refers to “The way of the Sword.”
This is a modern Japanese martial art known for its fighting spirit, eye-catching dynamic movement and refinement.
Starting March 1, Mazda will have two versions available. The Mazda MX-5 1.8i Kendo soft-top has a price tag of £19,255 (OTR) and the more powerful Mazda MX-5 2.0i Kendo roadster coupe is priced at £22,320 (OTR).
The Kendo models are targeted at the traditional soft-top roadster customer and those who are looking for a more premium product with the Roadster Coupe.
Both Kendo models are based on the ‘SE’ derivatives. They feature a unique Stone Leather interior (with Stone coloured stitching on the steering wheel, gear knob and handbrake), unique 17-inch alloy wheels, exterior badging and floor mats, plus front fog lamps, heated seats, brushed aluminum style-bar trim and aluminum pedals.
The Kendo Roadster Coupe features a premium BOSE audio system, Bluetooth hands-free and cruise control. These two versions are available with a Sparkling Black or Dolphin Grey mica paint finish free of charge.