A Brief Overview Of The History Of Mazda MX5 Miata Cars

Mazda MX5 Miata Cars

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The Mazda MX5 Miata convertible has been in production since its debut at the 1989 Chicago Auto Show. The fervent and passionate response to the introduction of this sporty cabriole style coupe initially caused supply to fall short of demand. The first generation of this vehicle was equipped with a 120 horsepower 1.6 liter inline four cylinder engine and the ordinary distributor was replaced by a camshaft angle sensor and Jetronic fuel injection mechanism. Although available with either a 5 speed manual transmission or an automatic, the automatic proved unpopular with drivers in this vehicle. It was recorded as reaching 60 mph in 9.4 seconds, which was extremely quick for an '89.

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The MX5 Miata drew quite a loyal following throughout the following years. In response to consumer and industry demand, the MX5 received was made available as a 1991 special edition produced in British Racing Green with a tan interior. The limited edition 1500LE model was produced in 1993, was only available with black exterior and red leather interior and featured upscale power accessories, Blistein shocks and sporty front and rear spoilers. The 1994 models were equipped with a new and more robust 1.8 liter engine that produced 130 horsepower, a limited slip differential system and track bars for increased safety. 1994 models with Laguna Blue Mica paint (a light metallic blue) are considered collectable as this was the only year the MX5 was available in this color. By 1996 the horsepower of the 1.8 liter engine was tweaked to increase the horsepower slightly and various configurations and models of the Miata were available to please the most discriminating and thrill seeking convertible driver. Production was suspended for the 1998 model year and resumed for the 1999 model year.