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Mazda unveiled a limited edition MX-5 at the Geneva Auto Show, celebrating the car’s 20th anniversary.
Only 2,000 units have been announced, each equipped with a uniquely-numbered scruff plate. Unfortunately for us in North America, those 2,000 models are exclusive to Europe.
The 20th Anniversary Edition MX-5 will be available in three colors, the new Aurora Blue as well as the classic Crystal White and True Red (the blue model in the photos is the 20th Anniversary edition, the red one in the gallery below is the first generation MX-5). The Anniversary edition model also gets a special styling package featuring a chrome grille and headlight facia, chrome handles and silver-look fog lamp fascia. Other touches include an alloy pedal set and 17-inch aluminum rims with a special finish.
Gallery: 20th Anniversary Mazda MX-5
Mazda doesn’t appear to be keeping any secrets for the Geneva Auto Show in March. The Japanese automaker has already divulged photos and specs on the new Mazda5 and facelifted Mazda6, and now it has given us a first look at the MX-5 20th Anniversary Edition.
Celebrating the car’s 20 years of inexpensive fun, we expected a little more from this package. Then again, at least the 20th Anniversary Edition will be affordable. Just 2000 will be built for Europe (the model is not confirmed for North America), based on the less-powerful 1.8-liter engine with a 0-60 mph time of 9.9 seconds. Added goodies include a new brace for the front suspension, some badging and stainless steel kick-plates with the model’s production number. It will be offered in three colors, ‘True Red’, ‘Aurora Blue’ and ‘Crystal White Pearl’.