2013 MAZDA MX-5 MIATA NAMED A 10BEST CAR BY CAR AND DRIVER MAGAZINE

     2013 MAZDA MX-5 MIATA NAMED A 10BEST CAR BY CAR AND DRIVER MAGAZINE

- The World's Best-Selling Two-Seat Roadster Makes Its 14th Appearance on the
10Best List -

PR Newswire

IRVINE, Calif., Dec. 5, 2012

IRVINE, Calif., Dec. 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --The 2013 Mazda MX-5 Miata has
been named to Car and Driver's 10Best Cars list for the eighth straight year
and 14^th overall since the vehicle made its global debut in 1989. With a
nearly 50:50 weight distribution, the small-in-size MX-5 offers a hefty dose
of road-hugging handling and superior driving dynamics, making the roadster a
favorite among weekend warriors and daily drivers alike.

"The MX-5 Miata sets the bar high on sports car performance and driving
pleasure, which is not lost among its increasing fan base as the vehicle
continues to be a world record holder as both the most popular two-seat
roadster ever built[1] and the most raced nameplate in motorsports," said Jim
O'Sullivan, president and CEO, Mazda North American Operations (MNAO).
"Sleek, stylish and sporty – the MX-5 remains an uncomplicated sports car with
such a visceral driving experience you won't want to take your hands off the
steering wheel."

According to Car and Driver, "What keeps the [MX-5] triumphant is not raw
performance but a balanced chassis that communicates every nuance to the
driver through perfectly calibrated controls." The MX-5 first landed a spot
on the 10Best list in 1990 – its first model year – and has made regular
appearances ever since.

Powered by an MZR 2.0-liter engine, which produces up to 167 horsepower,
delivers 140 lb-ft of torque and redlines at 7,200 rpm, the 2013 MX-5 is
available with a soft top or industry-leading 12-second-operation Power
Retractable Hard Top, and is on sale now.

Mazda North American Operations is headquartered in Irvine, Calif., and
oversees the sales, marketing, parts and customer service support of Mazda
vehicles in the United States and Mexico through nearly 700
dealers.Operations in Mexico are managed byMazdaMotor de Mexico in
MexicoCity. For more information on Mazda vehicles, including photography
and B-roll, please visit the online Mazda media center at
www.mazdausamedia.com.

[1] According to Guinness World Records

SOURCE Mazda North American Operations

Website: http://www.mazdausa.com
Contact: Beverly Braga, Mazda North American Operations, +1-949-727-6751; Eric
Booth, Mazda North American Operations, +1-949-727-6144
 
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