Mazda's MX-5 is already one of the top selling sports cars in the U.K. To celebrate, Mazda has introduced two special edition Mazda MX-5 Niseko models.


Mazda's MX-5 is already one of the top selling sports cars in the U.K.  To celebrate, Mazda has introduced two special edition Mazda MX-5 Niseko models.  Named after a ski resort in Japan, the MX-5 Niseko is meant to point out the cute roadster's all-weather abilities.

Although, if you have ever owned a Miata, you might know how tough it can be for the rear-wheel drive car to push itself over a small snow heap in front of your alley-entrance garage thanks to unscrupulous city workers.  Nonetheless, the MX-5 has always provided excellent handling, and good power, at a fairly reasonable price.

The MX-5 Niseko, only available in the U.K., starts at £17,995, and can climb up to nearly £20,000 after options.  The soft-top 1.8i Niseko comes with a 126 horsepower engine and a five-speed manual transmission, while the £19,995 2.0i maxes out at 160 horsepower.  A six-speed manual is mated to the hard-top 2.0i.  New colours available only for these two include the Icy Blue and Sunlight Silver metallic paints.

On sale starting the first of the year, customers will be pleased with 17-inch alloys, body-colour finish on the style bar trim, fog lights, a chrome package, and Niseko badging.  Inside, drivers can toast their buns on the dark brown heated leather seats, with matching door trim, steering wheel, gearknob, and handbrake.

Only 240 units of the Mazda MX-5 Niseko 1.8i soft-top and 560 units of the 2.0i roadster coupe will be available to the British public.

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