Mazda announces return of Eunos with special edition MX-5… But only in France

The 110 examples of the Eunos MX-5 will only be available in France and feature a rather eye-catching spec

1y ago

Back in the 1990s, the MX-5 was probably the most confusing car around. Depending on the market, it was called something very different leaving some a little lost. In the United States, it was – and still is – called the Miata, European markets knew it as the MX-5 and Japan called it the Eunos after Mazda’s sub-brand.

That name has been missing from automotive news for over 20 years as the outfit was closed down in the latter part of the decade. The Eunos drought has now ended though as the Japanese auto maker has revealed a limited edition of the current ND generation MX-5.

Featuring a silky Jet Black paintjob and an eye-catching red leather interior paying tribute to the 1992 S Limited MX-5 made by Eunos, just 110 examples of the 2020 Eunos edition will be sold. Other additions to the little Japanese roadster include blacked out rims made by the tuning firm, Ray’s and of course, a numbered plaque to show off the car’s rarity.

Unfortunately, that’s all that changes from the standard version MX-5. The Skyactiv 2.0-litre four-cylinder still puts out a modest 184hp that gets sent to the rear wheels. The whole machine comes in at a lightweight 1,260kg meaning the it should handle just the same as a standard version.

For all that consistency from one model to another, Mazda is charging €34,600 although they are only going to be made available to the French market. Standard MX-5 roadsters start at €28,900 representing quite a jump in price for the Eunos Edition. I’m sure there are JDM fans out there that will go mad for the Eunos Edition with its tribute to Japanese motoring history.

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Comments (14)

  • 1260kgs?! They’ve added 200kgs weight? No thanks. What the hell did they do?

      1 year ago
    • That's not the dry weight, though.

        1 year ago
    • The standard car is quoted at 1060kgs kerb weight which is the car with all necessary fluids including (usually) a full or half tank of fuel. So how the hell does this one manage to weigh 200kgs more? Has to be a mistake surely?

        1 year ago
  • The paint is gorgeous

      1 year ago
  • We want to see RE Amemiya's version of this MX-5!

    Anyway, I'd rather build MX-5 like this than the Eunos one.

      1 year ago
  • Someone didn't parse that French spec sheet [1] correctly. Weight is unchanged, the 1230 kg quoted is with max payload. I think that's a pretty smart looking ND, although black wheels are getting a bit old I think. Not for me though as it only seems to be made with the smaller engine. Probably due to the hefty "malus" tax on the 2.0...


      1 year ago
  • I’m still waiting for the Cosmo edition MX5 with a rotary engine.

      1 year ago