Published on April 12th, 2021 | by Subhash Nair0
Mazda MX-5 Sport Venture Launched In The UK
A few aesthetic changes characterise this Mazda MX-5 Sport Venture.
The Mazda MX-5 may be from Japan, but it pays homage to a genre of cars pioneered by Britain. It’s fitting then, that the UK market alone gets this new ‘Sport Venture’ variant of the 4th generation Mazda MX-5. It’s mostly an upgrade in terms of aesthetics, as nothing has been altered under the hood, but it’s still quite a nice look for the sporty roadster.
The ‘Sport Venture’ name was introduced before on the 3rd generation Mazda MX-5. 1,219 units of those were made.
This new model carries forward a similar dark blue colour scheme with silver highlights as the last one. For 2021, the MX-5 Sport Venture is painted in Deep Crystal Blue Mica paint, gets a grey fabric hood and silver roll hoods and silver wing mirror trims. It also gets 16” bright alloy wheels. Inside, the Sport Venture is decked out in Light Stone Nappa leather.
This variant is powered by the 1.5-litre, naturally-aspirated 4-cylinder petrol engine.
Here’s the press release with more.
The 2021 Mazda MX-5 range has been enhanced with the launch of the limited edition Sport Venture. Based on the 1.5-litre 132ps Sport Convertible, the £27,615 Sport Venture features a stand-out design that includes free-of-charge Deep Crystal Blue Mica paint matched to a grey fabric hood and silver door mirror trims. Drop the roof and the Sport Venture’s Light Stone Nappa leather and silver roll hoop trims further complement the Deep Crystal Blue paint, as do the 16-inch bright alloy wheels.
Across more than three decades on sale, special edition MX-5 models have proved popular with sports car enthusiasts looking for a car with unique details, extra equipment and an added dose of exclusivity. With just 160 examples of the Mazda MX-5 Sport Venture coming to the UK this latest special edition follows that tradition. In fact the Sport Venture name pays homage to the 2014 third-generation Sport Venture, which was also offered in Deep Crystal Blue and featured silver detailing on the mirrors and roll hoop covers. Powered by the 1.8-litre engine it was also offered in Titanium Flash with the 1,219 examples split between the soft top and Roadster Coupe.
Now, the 2021 Mazda MX-5 Sport Venture Convertible goes on sale alongside the £27,705 MX-5 R-Sport Convertible. Launched in 2020, the R-Sport is also powered by the 132ps 1.5-litre and features Polymetal Grey Metallic paint and grey soft-top hood combined with 16-inch RAYS gunmetal alloy wheels. Inside, the R-Sport features burgundy Nappa leather seats with silver stitching, ensuring the interior has the same bespoke feel as the exterior. Both these 1.5-litre special editions offer their own unique alloy wheel, colour and leather combinations, yet as you’d expect for a car so famed for its dynamic abilities, they retain the same award-winning chassis and mechanical set up as the standard 1.5-litre MX-5 Sport.
They sit alongside the standard 10-model 2021 Mazda MX-5 range that features four Convertible models and six RFs. As before the range features SE-L, Sport, Sport Tech and GT Sport Tech trim levels and a choice of 132ps 1.5-litre and 184ps 2.0-litre Skyactiv-G engines. Across, the whole range the MX-5 now features wireless Apple CarPlay as standard, while GT Sport Tech models now feature Light Stone Nappa Leather, replacing the burgundy leather of the 2020 model year car, plus RF GT Sport Tech cars now have a stand-out black roof.