Friday 7 August 2015

Mazda MX-5 Euphonic

The MX-5 Euphonic was a 2004 special edition model for the UK. It is among the better special editions from the second generation of MX-5 and one of my personal favourites. The MX-5 Euphonic was given a unique appearance and came fitted with an upgraded stereo system as standard.

The Euphonic model was available with both 1.6 and 1.8 engines, the 5-speed gearbox, and in a choice of four paint colours. Brilliant Black was the standard colour, with Sunlight Silver, Velocity Red, and Titanium Grey available at extra cost. All models came fitted with 16" gunmetal alloy wheels in a unique mesh design that wasn't available on the regular model.

The interior feaures two-tone red and black heated leather seats with matching red door trim. There was also a black leather trimmed steering wheel, gear knob and handbrake featuring red contrast stitching, and carbon fibre effect console trim. Aside from the smart looking interior, the major selling point of this model was the specially developed stereo system by Sony.

The standard Mazda stereo was replaced by Sony's CDX-MP80 CD/MP3 player with motorized fascia plate and remote control. This headunit is a single DIN size so the space underneath was fitted with an extra storage box. Connected to the stereo was a six disc Sony CD changer (CDX-T69) which was mounted in the boot.

The standard Mazda door speakers were replaced with Sony Xplod loudspeakers paired with Sony tweeters. The Mazda windblocker was standard equipment and added two additional rear speakers for a total of six in the car.

The 1.8 model was fitted with the Super-LSD, large 270/276mm brakes, and extra chassis bracing. Elsewhere across Europe this model was known as "MX-5 Colour & Sound".