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2005/12/26


Mazda Releases 'Japan Car of the Year Award Commemorative Edition' Roadster in Japan

- Special edition model with unique interior/exterior color combinations commemorates Mazda's JCOTY award win -

To mark the Roadster, known as MX-5 in overseas markets, winning the 2005-2006 Japan Car of the Year (JCOTY) Award, Mazda Motor Corporation will launch a special edition Roadster, called the 'Japan Car of the Year Award Commemorative Edition.' This new model goes on sale in mid-January 2006 at Mazda and Mazda Anfini dealerships throughout Japan. The special edition Roadster features the unique interior and exterior color combinations, in addition to leather bucket seats with a special color, the attractive cloth soft top, and BOSE® sound system--all added as standard equipment. This new special equipment brings out a feeling of higher quality in the world's best-selling lightweight open two-seater sport car from drivers and admirers alike.

Brilliant Black exterior/red interior with six-speed manual transmission Copper Red Mica exterior/black interior with six-speed automatic transmission

Mazda Roadster 'Japan Car of the Year Award Commemorative Edition'
(Left: Brilliant Black exterior/red interior with six-speed manual transmission)
(Right: Copper Red Mica exterior/black interior with six-speed automatic transmission)

 

Outline of Roadster 'Japan Car of the Year Award Commemorative Edition'

 

Base model
Roadster RS (with six-speed manual transmission) or Roadster VS (with six-speed automatic transmission).

 

Special equipment
- Leather bucket seats and color-matched door trims
Heated leather seats in red or black, with door trim color matching the seat color.
- Cloth soft top (black)
Black quality texture cloth soft top.
- Award commemorative decal
An exclusive decal that celebrates Mazda winning the Japan Car of the Year Award is placed on the passenger side front fender.
- Other equipment
The BOSE® sound system with a six-CD changer and seven speakers, the advanced keyless entry and engine starter system, front fog lights, and scuff plates, all come as standard equipment.

 

Body/interior colors
Two basic body colors, Copper Red Mica and Brilliant Black, are available as body exterior finishes, with an interior color in selection of black or red. Available combinations are as follows:

Body color Interior(Leather seats & door trims) Soft Top
Copper Red Mica Black Black
Brilliant Black Red

Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Prices of 'JCOTY Award Commemorative Edition' Roadster
Model Engine Transmission Retail Price (in yen)
With tax Without tax
Japan Car of the Year Award
Commemorative Model
2.0L DOHC 6MT 2,694,500 2,566,190
6AT 2,700,000 2,571,429
- In addition to the prices noted above, a separate recycling charge (10,500 yen) is required.

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