A quarter of a century after the original debuted, the 2014 Mazda MX-5 Miata will be hosting a 25th anniversary celebration back where it all started: The New York Auto Show. It was there, in 1989, that Mazda first rolled out what would become the best-selling two-seat sports car in the world, with more than 900,000 sales and counting.
The automaker plans to bring 15 of the finest to the New York event, including past concepts and racecars, and will display them in a special exhibit on the third level of the Javits Convention Center, the site of the auto show. And while Mazda is keeping mum about the possibility, drop-top devotees have to be hoping that a commemorative version of the 2014 Mazda MX-5 Miata is among them.
Not that there’s anything wrong with the standard 2014 Mazda MX-5 Miata, of course. As noted by Jim O’Sullivan, president and CEO of Mazda’s North American Operations: “MX-5 Miata is the quintessential Mazda. And after 25 years, every vehicle in the lineup continues to feature some characteristic of MX-5: a fluid shifter, lightness on its feet, quickness around a corner, a fun-to-drive DNA. With all the whiz-bang technology and comfort amenities increasingly added to modern vehicles, MX-5’s direct connection between car and driver still remains the standard feature that puts smiles on drivers’ faces.”
The 2014 Mazda MX-5 Miata is on sale now with an MSRP that starts at $23,720.