Limited-Edition Mazda MX-5 Revives A Legendary Name

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Only 110 are being made.

Back in 1989, Mazda launched a new luxury brand called Eunos exclusively for the Japanese market. You'd be forgiven for forgetting all about Mazda's Eunos luxury brand, however, because it was discontinued way back in 1996. But now, the Eunos nameplate lives on in this new limited-edition Mazda MX-5 Miata.

However, there's a catch: it isn't being sold in the US. Dubbed the Mazda MX-5 Eunos Edition, the limited-edition roadster is only available in France. No, we're not sure why a limited-edition MX-5 that pays tribute to a historic Japanese-exclusive model is only available in the French market either.

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Specifically, the Eunos Edition is a tribute to the Mazda Eunos S Limited launched in 1992, which was distinguished by its black exterior color, red leather, and exclusive rims. As a homage to the Eunos S Limited, the Eunos Edition's exterior is finished in a unique Jet Black color complemented with a red leather interior and exclusive 16-inch forged wheels. Numbered badges on the front fenders, dashboard and key fob also highlight the Eunos Edition's exclusivity.

No modifications have been made under the hood, however. Like the regular MX-5 Miata, power is provided by a Skyactiv-G four-cylinder engine paired with either a six-speed manual or a six-speed automatic transmission.

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Since this is the European version, the Eunos Edition is equipped with the smaller Skyactiv-G 1.5 four-cylinder engine that sends 130 horsepower to the rear wheels to comply with stricter emissions regulations. The US version uses a 2.0-liter version with 181 horsepower and 151 lb-ft of torque. Other available equipment includes Mazda's i-Activsense safety systems and a Bose nine-speaker audio system.

Production of the Maxda MX-5 Eunos Edition is limited to only 110 examples in the French market. The limited-edition roadster will arrive in dealerships this March with a starting price of €34,600 - that's around $39,129, which makes it around $13,000 more expensive than the standard MX-5 Miata. It's also around $5,000 more expensive than the range-topping Grand Touring model.

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