Five new special editions from Mazda

06 March 2007

Mazda has added a raft of special editions to its current range.

The Mazda MX-5 2.0i Zsport, priced at £19,995, has £2250 worth of extra equipment, yet only costs £1045 more than the 2.0i Sport it's based on. Kit includes 17-inch alloy wheels, a chrome front grille surround, unique paint finish, and leather upholstery. Just 400 examples will be available in the UK.

The Mazda RX-8 Kuro limited edition (Kuro translates as black in Japanese) has the same 228bhp engine and six-speed transmission as the standard RX-8, but costs £505 less with over £1000 worth of extras. These include stone-coloured leather upholstery and its own unique vehicle number displayed on a stainless-steel door-sill scuff plate.

The other special editions Mazda is launching are the 3 and 6 Katano models. Based on five-door hatchback TS models, they come with a portable touch-screen satellite-navigation system.

Each offers substantial saving over similarly equipped TS models - the 3 costs £12,995 - a saving of over £1000 on TS models, and the 6 costs £14,995, saving £655 over the equivalent TS car.

Completing the special editions are two versions (petrol or diesel) of the Mazda 5 Furano. A body kit, 6-CD autochanger and 17-inch alloy wheels are among the extra equipment totalling over £1700. At £16,995 (petrol) and £18,595 (diesel), the Furano models cost just £445 more than the equivalent standard 5.

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