Mazda has sold 900,000 examples of its MX-5 Miata roadster globally since 1989, and the company plans to celebrate by introducing a Special Edition package for the car. Set to debut next week at the Chicago Auto Show, the new trim pack consists primarily of styling changes for the Japanese roadster.
The MX-5 Special Edition is based on a Power Retractable Hardtop model in Grand Touring trim. The hardtop is painted black, marking the first time Mazda has offered a non-body color roof in North America. To complement the dark roof, the limited-run Miata also scores new red and white paint colors.
There also are new 17-inch gunmetal wheels, black exterior accent pieces, black heated leather seats, and piano-black interior trim. On top of that, the Special Edition Miata is fitted with the Suspension and Premium packages, which brings goodies like a limited-slip differential, keyless entry and ignition, and Bluetooth.
Also on display at the company's stand in Chicago will be the Mazda Turbo2 concept, a 1990 Miata with just 3688 miles on the odometer, Patrick Dempsey's Miata Grand-Am race car, and a Mazda Indy Car racer.
The company says the limited-run model continues the Miata's heritage as a "dynamically-engineered, enthusiast-approved roadster." Pricing and availability information will be announced when the car is unveiled publicly next week in Chicago.