I have always had a weird half-assed appreciation with the MX-5. Kind of like that girl you secretly liked in school, but you wouldn’t let your friends know about it.
Well the Miata and I have had that kind of relationship for about 20 years. Not even reading about the Monster Miata conversions back in the mid 90’s has convinced me to go out and declare that I would want to own one. However with the Black Tuned Roadster, Mazda has almost got me won over.
Looking very similar the Black Edition MX-5 Mazda displayed at this years Tokyo Auto Salon. Mazda USA, has gone ahead and produced a special edition MX-5 Miata of their own to premiere at the 2012 Chicago Auto Show.
The Mazda Axela, known as the Mazda3 in other markets, also made an appearance in Tokyo in January, sporting unique aero parts and custom BBS wheels. Parts that have been modified on the Axela Sport 20S-SKYACTIV include the front air dam, side skirts, rear bumper, and roof spoiler. The interior is also unique to the show car, with a black leather upholstery and piano black-finished center console and instrument cluster hood. Continue reading
Over the next couple of weeks I will be showcasing some of the concept models Mazda introduced at the 2012 Tokyo Auto Salon. On Monday we spoke about the custom Mazda CX-5 and had a gallery of photos. Today we will talk about a pair of Mazda Demio, known as the Mazda2 in North America. Continue reading