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Mazda Just Finished the One-Millionth MX-5 Miata, And You Can See It Yourself

Mazda recently passed an enormous milestone – the kind of event that many automakers can only hope to achieve – by reaching the production of the one-millionth Mazda MX-5 Miata on April 22nd. Reaching that point with a vehicle so beloved by the community brings it to another level.

One-Millionth MX-5 Miata

The auto company has been producing the vehicle for more than 27 years, as mass-production of the MX-5 Miata started all the way back in April of 1989. And now, it’s one of the most popular vehicles on the road and around the world.

 

To celebrate, the actual one-millionth MX-5 Miata produced will go on a tour, starting in Japan but ultimately touring around the world, so that fans everywhere can check it out. Yes, that means you can see it.

 

The latest version of this much-loved car is sporty, stylish, feature-heavy, and fuel-efficient – getting up to 36 mpg on the highway. Plus, the MX-5 Miata has been and always will be praised for its affordability. So once you do see it, there’s no reason to not go out and get one immediately.

 

To explore the new Mazda MX-5 Miata yourself or to take one out on a test drive, contact us or visit us anytime here at Parks Mazda.

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2016 MX-5 Miata Revealed

Mazda has finally revealed the next MX-5 Roadster, and the 2016 MX-5 Miata promises to be one of the most fun-to-drive vehicles on the road. The next Miata will be lighter, more efficient, and better performing.

Mazda introduced the pristine Miata at the 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata Show, and simultaneously released a gallery of photos of the newest roadster. The Miata appears to have a wider and lower front end, with a nose that curves nearly all the way to the ground, a low belt-line dip, fenders pulled back further from the front, and a dramatic taper into the rear bumper.

In order to improve efficiency, the Miata will not only be lighter, but will also feature SkyActiv engine technology and will mirror the design language of other Mazda vehicles.

The debut was broadcast live in Barcelona and Tokyo, and featured director of design Derek Jenkins. Jenkins discussed the difficult balance the design team faced: how could they keep everything enthusiasts love about the roadster in an effort to respect the Miata’s current fan base world-wide, while still appealing to a new generation of drivers?

“We started with the basics,” Jenkins explained. “Simple, lightweight, affordable, and of course completely in sync with the driver.”

That pretty much says it all – simplicity, efficiency, and respecting 25 years of iconic design were major priorities for the automaker.

Here at Parks Mazda, we can’t wait to see the MX-5 Miata for ourselves!

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Special Edition Miata Sells Out in Just Ten Short Minutes

The Mazda MX-5 Miata has long been a fan favorite—both here at Parks Mazda and across the continent, and even the globe! So, when Mazda announced they were releasing an exclusive, limited edition run of 100 Miata 25th Anniversary Editions, every loyal Mazda fan began to salivate immediately. Then, when Mazda announced their special pre-order program for the Anniversary Edition, those salivating fans began to plan ahead. When the pre-order program went live on May 20, it took under 10 minutes for the 100 Anniversary Edition Miatas to sell out.

“It is no secret the MX-5 Miata 25th Anniversary Edition is a specially-crafted ‘Thank you’ to every MX-5 fan – former, current and hopefully future,” said Jim O’Sullivan, president and CEO, Mazda North American Operations (MNAO). “The enthusiasm surrounding the MX-5 since its debut in 1989 has been nothing short of phenomenal, and we sincerely appreciate every single person that has experienced the absolute joy of driving in an MX-5 – whether behind the wheel or as a passenger. Since day one, this vehicle has been a true driver’s car and we hope to continue to build upon its dynamic legacy for generations to come.”

While—unless you’re one of those happy hundred who got their name on the reserved list—it may be too late to snatch up an Anniversary Edition MX-5, there are still plenty of great Miatas to choose from here at Parks Mazda. So come see us today!2014 Mazda MX-5 Miata

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Count Down to the New MX-5 Miata in Style with Mazda’s Pre-Order Program

You’ll be able to pre-order your very own, very exclusive 25th Anniversary model of the 2015 MX-5 Miata very soon—at 10:25 a.m. on Tuesday, May 20, in fact. Until then you can read all about the special sports car on Mazda’s website or even visit their new microsite to count down to the start of the pre-order program along with us here at Parks Mazda. Make sure not to miss the final countdown, as you must get your name on a list just to be eligible to order one of the 100 anniversary MX-5 Miatas headed for the United States.

“The MX-5 Miata is not about making history but about taking innovation a step further,” Jim O’Sullivan, president and CEO of Mazda North American Operations, said. “Twenty-five years after the vehicle was introduced, the MX-5 continues to be the benchmark for light, responsive and fun-to-drive roadsters. It is the genesis from which every Mazda since has been born.”

O’Sullivan’s glowing and reverential statements drive home just how special this 25th Anniversary edition of the MX-5 will be and just how special and meaningful it will be to own one. O’Sullivan also made sure to mention that the 25th Anniversary model is not a swan song for the MX-5. “With the fourth generation MX-5 on the horizon, we look forward to reinventing the segment once again.”

We can’t wait to see the results. As for now, the 2015 MX-5 Miata will be hitting dealerships soon, starting at $28,665. Check back on the blog often for more information—and don’t forget to patrol that countdown!

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Mazda MX-5 Miata 25th Anniversary display at NYAIS is a dream come true

25 years ago Mazda introduced the MX-5 Miata, making this year’s New York Auto Show a special one for the Mazda family. To celebrate this milestone, Mazda put together a large display of MX-5’s from throughout the years. Some of the cars in the display are the Super20 Concept, Club Racer from the 1989 Chicago Auto Show, M-Speedster from the 1995 Chicago show, and the M Coupe from the 1996 New York Auto Show. You can see the pictures here courtesy of Autoblog.

Also on display at the Auto Show is the next-generation  SKYACTIV chassis that will boast 220 pounds shed from the previous generation. For some of the trim levels this will bring the MX-5 back to under the ever elusive 2,000-lb figure. Mazda states that even with the weight-loss that this chassis achieves more rigidity than that of previous years.

A release date for the next-generation MX-5 has yet to be released, but rest assure that when the news is leaked that we will bring all the information straight to you! In the meantime in order to satisfy your Miata obsession come on down to Parks Mazda to test drive one today.