Advertisement

Mazda reveals MX-5 Arctic special edition for 2017

New limited edition MX-5 gets exclusive design tweaks and plush additional equipment, but only for the 1.5-litre model.

Mazda has resurrected an old special edition version of its MX-5 sports car, which will be limited to just 400 examples in the UK when it goes on sale in February 2017.

Called the Mazda MX-5 Arctic, the car revisits a special edition version of the second generation MX-5 released in 2005, and like that car it offers additional equipment and exclusive design tweaks.

Advertisement - Article continues below

Best sports cars

It’s based on the 1.5-litre, 129bhp SE-L Nav model, meaning 0-62mph in 8.3 seconds and a top speed of 127mph. Each car is finished in Blue Reflex metallic paint, and wears contrasting silver detailing – the 16-inch alloy wheels, windscreen surround, wing mirrors and headrest hoops are all finished silver. It’s supposed to look crisp and icy.

In the cabin, the Arctic package does more of the same. The cup holder rings are finished in silver, while the car also gains chromed scuff plates.

Additional equipment is thrown in as expected. It gets heated leather seats, automatic headlamps, rain sensing windscreen wipers plus a set of rear parking sensors. These additions are lumped on top of the standard equipment you’ll get on the SE-L Nav model it’s based on, including a seven-inch colour touchscreen infotainment system with built in satellite navigation, cruise control, climate control plus a start-stop button.

The MX-5 Arctic will be priced from £20,995 – slightly more than the £20,865 on the road price of the car it’s based on, but the additional equipment more than makes up the price.

Will the MX-5 Arctic be the one to buy? Or is the more powerful 2.0-litre still too tempting? Let us know below...

Advertisement
Advertisement

Recommended

New Mazda MX-5 2020 review
Mazda MX-5

New Mazda MX-5 2020 review

The popular Mazda MX-5 has been updated for 2020, but with the changes comes a jump in price
5 Apr 2020
Limited edition Mazda MX-5 100th Anniversary launched
Mazda MX-5

Limited edition Mazda MX-5 100th Anniversary launched

Mazda marks its centenary with the Mazda MX-5 100th Anniversary edition, launched with a contrasting two-tone colour scheme
3 Apr 2020
Revised 2020 Mazda MX-5 launched
Mazda MX-5 2020 - side
Mazda MX-5

Revised 2020 Mazda MX-5 launched

Mazda has updated its compact sports car, with a range of efficiency tweaks and a new flagship GT Sport Tech trim-level
8 Jan 2020
Mazda MX-5 review
Mazda MX-5 1.5 2015 front
Mazda MX-5

Mazda MX-5 review

The Mazda MX-5 is a legendary small sports car that delivers driving thrills and everyday usability
7 Jan 2020

Most Popular

New 2020 BMW 4 Series arrives with bold new look and a huge grille
BMW 4 Series

New 2020 BMW 4 Series arrives with bold new look and a huge grille

Imposing grille leads the way as the new BMW 4 Series takes a new design direction away from its 3 Series sibling
2 Jun 2020
New 2021 Mercedes SL to be developed by AMG with 2+2 layout
Mercedes SL

New 2021 Mercedes SL to be developed by AMG with 2+2 layout

The new Mercedes SL roadster will return with a fabric roof and will share tech with the AMG GT sports car. Our exclusive images preview how it could …
29 May 2020
New Lexus IS teased ahead of 2021 launch
Lexus IS

New Lexus IS teased ahead of 2021 launch

The fourth-generation Lexus IS to be officially revealed on 9 June, but it’s not coming to the UK
1 Jun 2020