It's in 1989 that Mazda launched its huge return of the Roadster with the Mazda MX5 NA.
From English inspiration and more precisely from the Lotus Élan, the MX5 NA also called Miata is made in Japan. It's in February 1989 that the Mazda MK1 is presented for the first time in the Chicago trade exhibition. It will be imported in 1990 in France.
This 2 seats convertible with retractable lights seduces by its reliability, and also by the sensations felt during the acceleration. This car drops from 0 to 100 km/h in 9.5 seconds. This Mazda Mk1 is equipped with a 1.6l engine developing 115 hp that allows to reach the 190km/h. In 1994, this engine is replaced by a 1.6l of 90 hp and the 1.8l 130 hp came into existence.