All-New Version of World's Best-Selling Roadster Hits Showrooms This Fall

IRVINE, Calif., June 24 - Mazda North American Operations (MNAO) today announced the 2006 Mazda MX-5 two-seat roadster, equipped with a five-speed manual transmission, will be priced from $20,435 when it hits showrooms this fall.

MSRP of the Mazda MX-5 with six-speed manual transmission begins at $22,935 and tops out at $26,700 for the 3rd Generation Limited version -- only 3500 will be available worldwide (750 of them in North America).  The MX-5 3rd Generation Limited, with its exclusive Velocity Red Mica exterior, dynamic 17-inch alloy wheels with silver finish and eye-catching trim allow onlookers and owners to recognize it as a truly exceptional -- and collectable -- vehicle.

The heart of the 2006 MX-5 is a highly responsive MZR-series 2.0-liter, 170-horsepower (at 6,700 rpm) powerplant, newly developed from the unit used in both MAZDA3 and MAZDA6.  Mazda's success in creating a dynamic two-seat roadster is evident from the large number of Miatas sold since its introduction -- more than 700,000 -- and the over 100 consumer and industry awards won, including more than 10 prestigious Automobile magazine "All Star" awards.  Over 320,000 Miatas have been sold in the United States alone, and there are still more than 280,000 on the road -- a true testament to the car's "cult" following.

Mazda North American Operations is responsible for the sales and marketing, customer service and parts support of Mazda vehicles in the United States.  Headquartered in Irvine, Calif., MNAO has more than 700 dealerships nationwide.

Wat worden de Mazda MX-5 prijzen in Nederland?
We zijn benieuwd wat dit betekent voor ons. Schatting is onder de 30.000 Euro. Want in America is de NC ruim  US Dollar 2.000 goedkoper dan de NB. Laat Mazda dat ook in Europa en met name in ons landje ook voor elkaar krijgen. De Mazda MX-5 Miata moet de betaalbare roadster blijven.