Mazda MX-5 Venture Edition

17 Feb, 2012 2:17pm Richard Ingram

New Mazda MX-5 limited edition gets sat-nav and exterior tweaks

A limited-run special edition of the Mazda MX-5 has been announced.

Called the Venture Edition, the new model is available as a 1.8-litre, five-speed manual soft-top, or a 2.0-litre, six-speed manual with a folding metal roof.

Both cars receive an upgraded luxury spec, including heated Havana Brown leather seats, cruise control and a 5.8-inch touchscreen sat-nav – a first for the MX-5.

On the outside, the special editions get two new colour schemes, a chrome grille and special 17-inch gunmetal alloys.

Just 250 examples of the soft-top and 550 of the retractable hard-top will come to the UK - priced from £18,995 and £22,285 respectively. Both models are available now on zero per cent finance over three years.

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This is one of my favourite convertibles Mazda's excellent MX-5 never fails to impress me simply the best, it's a shame Ford don't bring back the awesome Thunderbird and make a dedicated convertible classic RWD convertible like this.

Ford Focus CC roof leaked like a sieve and filled up with water, so it got the axe on just poor 200 sales month as folk shunned the swimming pool on 4 wheels.

Come Ford bring back the T-Bird.

Ford helped Mazda by supplying the the chassis and various components for the 2 & 3, why Ford didnt borrow the MX5 chassis and make a roadster I will never know, it would have sold of that there is no doubt, it could have been a replacement for the Puma that was killed off far too early.

Unfortunately they were not with the MX5 Cabriolet Coupe I bought.

Wonder where they fitted the Sat-Nav and is it available as a retro fit for mine.