Mazda releases new Icon

Mazda has announced details of a special edition version of its MX-5 soft-top, the Icon.

Two versions of the new model will be available – the entry level 1.8-litre variant, featuring a five-speed gearbox, and a two-litre option which utilises a six-speed gearbox.

Among the exterior features of the vehicle are Icon badges, chrome-style bar trims and three exterior colours – red mica, marble white and stormy blue mica.

Mazda describes this special edition model as a "true sports car" that offers "unrivalled handling" and celebrates the automaker’s status as "Britain’s favourite sports car brand".

Rob Lindley, managing director of Mazda UK, said: "Today, a section of the public perceives competitors to the Mazda MX-5 to include other open-top cars like the Mini Convertible, Vauxhall Tigra and Peugeot 207CC – all non-sports car segment vehicles.

"Now, the Mazda MX-5 Icon aims to attract those customers by offering an irresistible combination of a uniquely sporty rear wheel drive, wind-in-the-hair experience, high specification and excellent value."

While the Icon will have a range of additional features, it will retain the MX-5’s standard equipment, including a six-speaker sound system, 16-inch alloy wheels and twin chrome exhaust pipes.


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