Mazda has released yet another special edition MX-5 for the UK market in the guise of the Mazda MX-5 Kuro.
Yes, it’s yet another special edition MX-5, this time the Mazda MX-5 Kuro which comes as either a 1.8 litre soft top or a 2.0 litre Roadster Coupe.
It seems the Japanese like the idea of ‘Black’ Special Edition cars as much as we do in the West (Kuro means black in Japanese), with the last ‘Kuro’ special being the Nissan Juke Kuro.
But oddly Mazda are offering the MX-5 Kuro not just in black but also in Velocity Red Mica and Crystal White Pearlescent, with the ‘Kuro’ bits referring to the Brilliant Black roof, door mirrors and dark gunmetal 17″ alloys.
Cosmetic titivation – beyond the black bits – amounts to a diffuser-style back bumper, sports exhaust, ‘Race Car’ graphics, front fogs and the required ‘Kuro’ badges.
Inside the MX-5 Kuro gets Stone and Black leather seats and door inserts with contrast red stitching, alloy pedals, Climate and a set of floor mats with a ‘race-inspired logo’.
Mazda are building just 200 of the Kuro soft top and 400 of the Kuro Roadster Coupe. Price for the soft top is £18,495 and the Roadster Coupe is £21,995.
The Mazda MX-5 Kuro is now on sale. Sadly, unlike the far more interesting Mazda MX-5 GT at Goodwood this weekend, the Kuro specials don’t get a power hike.