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History – The story of MX-5 in pictures

1989

  • February: “MX-5 Miata” (“Eunos Roadster” in Japan) debut at the Chicago Auto Show.
  • September: The car was launched in Japan.
1989
1990

1990

  • March: Automatic transmission.
  • August: “V-Special”.

1991

  • August: “J-Limited”.
1991
1992

1992

  • September: “S Special”.

1993

  • January: “S-Limited”.
  • September: 1.8L engine debut.
1993
1994

1994

  • January: “J-Limited II”.
  • February: Total production reached 300,000 units.
  • September: “RS Limited”.

1995

  • January: “G-Limited”.
  • February: “R-Limited”.
1995
1996

1996

  • January: “VR-Limited”.
  • December: “B2-Limited” “R2-Limited”.

1997

  • August: “SR-Limited”.
1997
1998

1998

  • January: The 2nd generation MX-5 was launched.

1999

  • January: “10th Anniversary Model”.
  • February: Total production reached 500,000 units.
1999
2000

2000

  • January: “NR-Limited”.
  • May: Guinness World Records as “the world’s most produced two-seat sports car.”
  • December: The limited edition “YS-Limited” model was launched.

2001

  • May: “Mazdaspeed MX-5”.
  • December: “NR-A”.
  • December: “MV-Limited”.
2001
2002

2002

  • December: “SG-Limited”.

2003

  • October: “Mazda MX-5 Coupe” Includes Type A, Type E and Type S.
2003
2004

2004

  • October: “Mazda MX-5 Turbo”.

2005

  • May: The 3rd generation Mazda MX-5 was launched.
  • August: “Mazda MX-5 3rd Generation Limited”.
  • November: Awarded “2005-2006 Car of the Year Japan”.
2005
2006 rht

2006

  • January: “Car of the Year Japan”.
  • August:”Power Retractable Hard Top (RHT)”.
  • December: “Blaze Edition”.

2007

  • February: Total production reached 800,000 units.
  • April: “Roadster Mazdaspeed M’z Tune”.
  • October: “Prestige Edition”.
2007 roadster
2008

2008

  • December: Design Update

2009

  • July: “20th Anniversary Model”.
  • July: The 20th Anniversary event.
2009
2011

2011

  • February: Total production reached 900,000 units, setting a new Guinness World Record.
  • November: Special Model “Mazda MX-5 Black Tuned”.

2012

  • July: Design updates made mainly to the front fascia.
2012
2014

2014 (2015 UK)

  • 25th ANNIVERSARY EDITION launched at the New York International Auto Show.