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Mazda Unveils Special Edition Roadster for the Japanese Market


28th December, 2006


Mazda Roadster Blaze Edition (Japan)

Mazda Motor Corporation announced, just before Christmas, the launch of a special edition Mazda Roadster Blaze Edition for the Japanese domestic market. Mazda's world-renowned lightweight, open-top sports car has been newly outfitted with top-quality interior and exterior features. The Blaze Edition soft-top model goes on sale at all Mazda and Mazda Anfini dealers throughout Japan, with the Power Retractable Hard Top (PRHT) version following in April 2007.

The Roadster Blaze Edition takes its name from related words such as sparkle, blinding light and fiery colours and the images they evoke. It reflects these expressive words in its exterior, which has been enhanced by the addition of special parts, such as forged alloy wheels, which were produced by BBS Japan. The Blaze Edition also features many chrome and clear parts and an exclusive deep wine-red body colour, Radiant Ebony Mica. In contrast, a combination of sand beige and black leather is used extensively for the interior. Accented with various alloy parts to maximise the high-quality feel, the Blaze Edition is both sporty and elegant.

Main features of the Roadster Blaze Edition
Base Models
Roadster (soft-top model) RS six-speed MT and VS six-speed AT
Roadster Power Retractable Hard Top RS RHT six-speed MT and VS RHT six-speed AT
Each with 2.0-litre DOHC engine/ front-engine, rear wheel drive (RWD)

Special equipment
Forged 17-inch alloy wheels which were made by BBS Japan Co. Ltd.
These wheels were exclusively designed with a chrome finish for maximum impact. Lighter than the base model roadster's wheels, they contribute to improved driving performance. (N.B. The 6-speed AT grade features both an increased diameter 'inch-up' wheel rims and a front strut towerbar.)
Exclusive chrome parts: Used for side markers, front grille garnish*, outer door handle covers* and headlight bezels*
Exclusive clear parts: Used for front indicators, side marker lenses and high-mounted brake light*
Black cloth soft-top (soft-top model only)
Front fog lights and fog light bezels (black)

*Note: These are standard equipment on the base models, Roadster RS RHT and VS RHT
Exclusive sand beige leather seats and door trim
Sand beige genuine leather seat upholstery and sand beige synthetic leather door trim
Exclusive leather-wrapped steering wheel and parking brake covers (with beige stitching)
Exclusive shifter boot (with beige stitching; for the six-speed MT model only)
Exclusive air vent bezel rings and dial rings (bright aluminium)
Decoration panel (bright aluminum)
Stainless steel scuff plates

Body colours
Radiant Ebony Mica is exclusive to the Roadster Blaze Edition. The deep green Highland Green Mica that has recently been added to the standard model colour range is also available, making for a total of two colour choices available for this special edition Roadster.

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