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The Mazda MX-5 (NA) (sold in Japan as the Eunos Roadster (ユーノス・ロードスター, Yūnosu Rōdosutā) and in North America as the Mazda MX-5 Miata) is the first generation of the Mazda MX-5 manufactured from 1989 to 1997. Inspired by the post-war era British sports cars, the MX-5 rejuvenated interest in roadsters after the demise of cars such as the MG B and Triumph Spitfire. Since its debut, the MX-5 has won numerous automotive awards and has become the world's best selling sports car.[2]

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Mazda MX-5 (NA)
1990 Mazda Eunos Roadster V-spec (Japan)
Overview
ManufacturerMazda
Also called
  • Eunos Roadster (Japan)
  • Mazda MX-5 Miata (U.S.)
ProductionApril 1989–1997 (431,506 units produced)[1]
AssemblyJapan: Hiroshima (Hiroshima Plant)
Designer
Body and chassis
ClassRoadster, sports car (S)
Body style2-door convertible
LayoutFront mid-engine, rear-wheel-drive
PlatformMazda NA
Powertrain
Engine
  • 1,598 cc B6ZE(RS) DOHC I4
  • 1,598 cc B6ZE(RS) DOHC supercharged I4 (Mazdaspeed)
  • 1,839 cc BP DOHC I4
  • 1,839 cc BP DOHC supercharged I4 (Mazdaspeed)
  • 1,995 cc BP DOHC I4 (Mazdaspeed)
Transmission
  • 6-speed Aisin AZ6 manual
  • 5-speed M526 manual
  • 4-speed Mazda Jatco N4AHL (Nissan 4N71B) automatic
  • 4-speed Mazda Jatco N4AEL (Nissan 4N71B) automatic
Dimensions
Wheelbase2,265 mm (89.2 in)
Length3,950 mm (155.5 in)
Width1,675 mm (65.9 in)
Height1,230 mm (48.4 in)
Curb weight960 kg (2,120 lb)
Chronology
SuccessorMazda MX-5 (NB)
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