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The new Mazda MX-5 Icon special edition will make its public debut at upcoming Goodwood Festival of Speed in the United Kingdom. Joining Mazda’s award-winning sports car line up from 1 August, the MX-5 Icon is based on the 131ps SE-L Nav and is the first special edition fourth-generation MX-5 with the 1.5-liter SKYACTIV-G engine. The Mazda MX-5 Icon is limited to just 600 units.

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With a choice of free-of-charge Meteor Grey Mica or Crystal White Pearlescent paint, the MX-5 Icon is marked out by its contrasting design cues and enhanced standard equipment. Visually the Icon makes a bold statement with its Soul Red Metallic wing mirrors, rear spoiler, side stripe decals and front skirt. The unique look is further boosted by 16-inch Gunmetal alloy wheels, while the increased equipment tally also includes black leather seats, rear parking sensors, dusk-sensing lights and rain-sensing wipers.

On display at Goodwood within Mazda’s unique ‘Raise the Roof’ live music area, the Icon joins a host of other MX-5 highlights at this year’s Festival of Speed. These include the European debut of the new Mazda MX-5 RF, plus the first appearance outside of North America for the MX-5 Speedster and Spyder concept cars. The Mazda MX-5 RF previously debut at the New York Auto Show. While marking the amazing popularity of the world’s best-selling roadster, the one-millionth production MX-5 will also be on display.

The MX-5 has tallied a total of 120,000 units in the U.K. alone since 1990. This year at Goodwood, the MX-5 Icon follows a long tradition of special edition MX-5s that allow customers to have a stand out vehicle which is truly affordable.

Mazda U.K. believes that both MX-5 special editions will attract even more people to the MX-5 family. Pre-order is also open on the Mazda MX-5 RF ahead of its arrival in dealerships next year, interested customers who make bookings in the coming months are expected to be the lucky few to take delivery of early versions of the Retractable Fastback; a car that represents the next chapter in the MX-5 success story.

With the Moving Motor Show on the 23 June, the 2016 Goodwood Festival of Speed takes place from the 24 – 26 June.