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History - The story of MX-5 in pictures

1989

  • February: “MX-5 Miata” (“Eunos Roadster” in Japan) debut at the Chicago Auto Show.
  • September: The car was launched in Japan.

1990

  • March: Automatic transmission
  • August: “V-Special”

1991

  • August: “J-Limited”

1992

  • September: “S Special”

1993

  • January: “S-Limited”
  • September: 1.8L engine debut.

1994

  • January: “J-Limited II”
  • February: Total production reached 300,000 units.
  • September: “RS Limited”

1995

  • January: “G-Limited”
  • February: “R-Limited”

1996

  • January: “VR-Limited”
  • December: “B2-Limited” “R2-Limited”

1997

  • August: “SR-Limited”

1998

  • January: The 2nd generation MX-5 was launched.

1999

  • January: “10th Anniversary Model”
  • February: Total production reached 500,000 units.

2000

  • January: “NR-Limited”
  • May: Guinness World Records as “the world’s most produced two-seat sports car.”
  • December: The limited edition “YS-Limited” model was launched.

2001

  • May: “Mazdaspeed MX-5”
  • December: “NR-A”
  • December: “MV-Limited”

2002

  • December: “SG-Limited”

2003

  • October: “Mazda MX-5 Coupe”
    Includes Type A, Type E and Type S.

2004

  • October: “Mazda MX-5 Turbo”

2005

  • May: The 3rd generation Mazda MX-5 was launched.
  • August: “Mazda MX-5 3rd Generation Limited”
  • November: Awarded “2005-2006 Car of the Year Japan”

2006

  • January: “Car of the Year Japan”
  • August:”Power Retractable Hard Top (RHT)”
  • December: “Blaze Edition”

2007

  • February: Total production reached 800,000 units.
  • April: “Roadster Mazdaspeed M’z Tune”
  • October: “Prestige Edition”

2008

  • December: Design Update

2009

  • July: “20th Anniversary Model”
  • July: The 20th Anniversary event

2011

  • February: Total production reached 900,000 units, setting a new Guinness World Record.
  • November: Special Model “Mazda MX-5 Black Tuned”

2012

  • July: Design updates made mainly to the front fascia

2014 (2015 UK)

  • 25th ANNIVERSARY EDITION launched at the New York International
    Auto Show