Twenty-five years after resurrecting the roadster, Mazda has unveiled the latest version of its MX-5 Miata, the bestselling two-seat convertible in history.
The original Miata, a 1990 model, spawned copies from Honda, Toyota, BMW and others. This new crop replaced the charming but notoriously unreliable British roadsters from the likes of MG and Triumph, which by then had halted production.
The Miata also established the Mazda brand as the fun-to-drive alternative to its staid Japanese competitors.
"The MX-5 Miata stands as the flag-bearer for everything that a Mazda vehicle is," Jim O'Sullivan, president and chief executive of Mazda North America, said ahead...