The Mazda MX-5 Named Best Roadster 2011

Mazda MX-5

Mazda MX-5

The Mazda MX-5 Sport Black features styling features similar to the Mazda MX-5 GT race car which is currently competing in the Britcar Dunlop Production GTN Championship.

The Mazda MX-5 has been named Best Roadster for the sixth year in a row at the 2011 Auto express New Car Awards.

Auto Express acting editor, Graham Hope, commented: "A short blast behind the wheel is all you'll need to understand why the latest MX-5 is such as smash hit. For smiles-per-mile at an affordable price, nothing else comes close. Lively performance and beautifully balanced, confidence-inspiring handling combine with ageless looks and a simple, well built cabin - all the things which buyers demand in a roadster."

The Mazda MX-5, the world's best-selling roadster has been on the road for over two decades, delivering drop-top driving thrills from £16,990 in the road for the soft-top and £18,990 for the Roadster Coupe.

Winning the award, the Mazda MX-5 beat off competition including the Audi TT, BMW Z4, Lotus Elise, Mercedes Benz SLK, Nissan 370, Porsche Boxster and Renault Wind.

"Mazda is proud to have Auto Express confirm that our products are among the very best on the market," said Peter Allibon, Sales Director, Mazda UK. "With its 2011 MX-5 range, Mazda ensures that the soft-top continues to offer the purest, fun-to-drive thrills, while the MX-5 Roadster Coupe delivers an even more premium experience together with that same driving excitement.

"Today, the Mazda MX-5 remains unrivalled as a rewarding sportscar that can also be used all year round. Together with its low running costs, enviable reliability and our current range of 'customer savings' off the list price, the MX-5 remains an extremely competitive proposition, priced from just £16,990 or £19,135 for a 2-litre Sport Tech model," adds Allibon.

A limited edition Mazda MX-5 has recently been announced. The Mazda MX-5 Sport Black features styling features similar to the Mazda MX-5 GT race car which is currently competing in the Britcar Dunlop Production GTN Championship. The Mazda MX-5 Sport Black is limited to 500 units, offering 160PS, 2.0 litre six speed manual transmission, costing £22,995.

Features include a powered retractable hard-top is finished in Brilliant Black, dark gun metal 17 inch alloy wheels, black door mirror mountings, Brilliant Black style bar trims and three special exterior colours - SPirited Green, Crystal White and Velocity red.

Published 3 August 2011 Staff

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