2024 Mazda MX-5 Miata Cup 23rd Anniversary Edition launched in PH

Updated Apr 19, 2024 | Same topic: Automotive Industry Updates

This race-oriented MX-5 variant does away with the electronic driving nannies. 

Mazda Philippines has rolled out a special but very limited version of the 2024 Mazda MX-5. It’s called the MX-5 Miata Cup 23rd Anniversary Edition, and appropriately enough, only 23 of these will be sold in the Philippines. 

Mazda MX-5 Miata Cup 23rd Anniversary Edition

Mazda MX-5 Miata Cup 23rd Anniversary Edition

The 2024 MX-5 Miata Cup 23rd Anniversary Edition was launched together with the updated regular versions of the 2024 Mazda MX-5 Soft Top and Retractable Roof (RF) models. It commemorates the 23 years of the Miata Cup, the oldest one-make race in the country. 

Specs-wise, this special edition MX-5 is based on the MX-5 Soft Top MT. It gets the same 2.0-liter Skyactiv-G inline-4 gasoline engine with the same tune. At the maximum, it can put out 181 horsepower and 205 Nm of torque. 

Additionally, it also gets the same five-speed manual transmission, the new asymmetric limited-slip differential (A-LSD), the dynamic stability control with track mode (DSC-Track), and Kinematic Posture Control (KPC). 

Its interior is likewise kitted out with pretty much the same amenities as the MX-5 Soft Top MT. This includes a Bose speaker system, as well as the new 8.8-inch infotainment display with thinner bezels and wireless Apple CarPlay

The big difference between the regular MX-5 Soft Top MT and this special edition model, however, is the latter’s lack of advanced driver assist systems (ADAS). So yes, it does not get Mazda’s updated i-Activesense kit for the 2024 MX-5 which added Smart Brake Support front and rear, blind spot monitoring, and rear cross-traffic alert, among others. 


The "regular" 2024 Mazda MX-5 Soft Top with the tan top and tan leather interior

In addition, the 2024 MX-5 Miata Cup 23rd Anniversary Edition gets a special exterior look thanks to an eye-catching livery by designer Jaykee Evangelista and implemented on the cars by design engineer Lloyd Pua. 

This special version of the 2024 MX-5 retails at Php 2,230,000. That’s Php 70,000 less compared to the regular MX-5 Soft Top MT with the black top and black leather interior. 

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Know more about Mazda MX-5 2024

Mazda MX-5

The Mazda MX-5 2023 Philippines is a 2-seater, rear-wheel-drive sports car. The soft-top version currently has five different variants for the Philippine market. These are the MX-5 SkyActiv-G 2.0 MT Black Top, the MX-5 2.0 MT Red Top, and the MX-5 2.0 AT, the Club Edition 2.0 MT, and the Club Edition 2.0 AT. Prices for the 2023 Mazda MX-5 range from Php 2,020,000 to Php 2,630,000. 

Under the hood, the Mazda MX-5 uses a 2.0-liter inline-4 gasoline engine capable of making up to 181 horsepower and 205 Nm of torque. Power is then sent to its rear wheels through a six-speed manual transmission, or a six-speed automatic gearbox. 

Size-wise, the MX-5 has a length of 3,915mm, a width of 1,735mm, and a height of 1,230mm. 

Currently, the Mazda MX-5 competes against the likes of the Toyota 86, Subaru BRZ, among others. 

₱ 2,020,000 - ₱ 2,630,000

Cesar G.B. Miguel

Cesar G.B. Miguel


Cesar Guiderone B. Miguel was born and raised in Iligan City, Lanao Del Norte. He graduated in 2010 with a Bachelor of Arts in English degree from Mindanao State University - Iligan Institute of Technology. He previously worked as a freelance writer for various websites, as a member of the Iligan City Disaster Risk Reduction Management's training staff, and as a medical sales representative.

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