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Mazda Releases Limited Edition Roadster 'SG Limited'

The Auto Channel/12-16-02

Tokyo, Japan, Dec. 16, 2002 - (JCN Newswire) - Mazda Motor Corporation has launched a limited edition version of its award-winning car 'Mazda Roadster.' Boasting a high-quality interior and exterior design combined with improved sports driving performance, the new 'SG Limited' goes on sale today at Mazda Anfini and other selected Mazda dealerships across

The 'SG Limited' is a refined limited edition sports car that targets a wide range of customers who seek both sophisticated style and sporty performance. Based on the performance-enhanced 1600 NR-A and 1800RS, the 'SG Limited' features special equipment designed to create a more luxurious feel. The new package combines the custom exterior color 'Celion Silver Metallic' with cool, blue tones throughout the interior and a matching blue soft top. The specially designed cockpit features aluminum toned parts, a Nardi steering wheel with genuine leather cover
and a BOSE sound system. In addition, exclusive aluminum wheels, Bilstein dampers and larger brake discs ensure that the vehicle delivers the maneuverability expected of a lightweight sports car. Sales volume of the SG Limited will be capped at 400 units.

The Roadster was developed based on the concept of "oneness between car and driver." With its fun to drive, exhilarating open top design and distinctive style, the Roadster truly embodies Mazda's brand personality. Total production volume of the Roadster has reached more than 650,000 units*1 since its introduction in 1989, and it is recognized by the Guinness Book of World Records as the world's top-selling lightweight open top two-seater roadster.

*1 Cumulative production volume (including exports) of the Roadster since production began in April 1989 is 656,377 units as of October 31, 2002.

Main features (modifications from the base model):

- Celion Silver Metallic body color
- Blue soft top (cloth) with glass rear window
- Re-designed aluminum wheels (15-inch: 1600, 16-inch: 1800)

- Water repellent cloth bucket seats and exclusive door trim (blue)
- Genuine leather NARDI steering wheeland (black/blue)
- Genuine leather shift knob (black/blue)
- Leather parking brake lever
- Four-stitch shift knob boot
- Aluminum tone center panel, shift plate, air vent bezels, parking
brake release button
- Aluminum tone inner door handles
- Power door lock
- Key-less entry system with trunk opener (answer back system)

- AM/FM electronic tuner and BOSE sound system with four speakers
- 4W-ABS

Main standard equipment for the base model
- Bilstein dampers
- Large brake discs (front and rear)
- Torsen LSD
- Large front stabilizers
- Front suspension tower bar
- Performance bars (front and rear)
- Truss member

Manufacturer's suggested retail prices (Excluding tax/Unit: 1,000 yen)

Model Engine Transmission Retail
SG Limited 1600DOHC 5MT 2,150
1800DOHC 6MT 2,450

About Mazda Motor Corporation

Mazda Motor Corporation was established in 1920 and is one
of Japan's leading automobile manufacturers. With its headquarters in Hiroshima, Mazda has two plants in Japan and manufacturing and assembly operations in sixteen other countries. Mazda cars and trucks are sold in more than one hundred and thirty countries. Ford Motor and Mazda agreed to collaborate in 1979, Ford Motor Company started investing in Mazda and increased its shareholding to 33.39% as of March
31, 1999. For further information, please visit the Mazda Motor
Corporation home page at:
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