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October 9, 2003

Mazda Releases 'Roadster Coupe'

- Stylish two-seat sports coupe, available in four grades and three different packages -

Mazda Motor Corporation has released two-seat "Roadster Coupe." The much-anticipated sports coupe is available by customer order from Mazda and Mazda Anfini dealerships across Japan.

Mazda Roadster Coupe Type A

The Roadster Coupe is a two-seat sports coupe based on Mazda's popular Roadster. With its responsive handling and exhilarating performance, the Roadster truly embodies Mazda's brand personality. The Roadster Coupe further builds on the fun to drive characteristics of the original Roadster and is designed to appeal to customers who value impressive styling and driving performance. Production of this vehicle was achieved with technologies developed by Mazda Engineering and Technology Co. Ltd. The 100% Mazda-owned subsidiary specializes in technologies for the development of limited production models.

Major Features
- Refined Coupe Style
The stylish Roadster Coupe further advances on the design of its base model the Roadster. Hand modeling and the latest CAD technology were employed in the process to create a semi-classic feel that combines sporty and dynamic features with functional styling. The Roadster Coupe is the only domestically produced rear drive coupe with an engine size less than two liters.

- High rigidity body structure
During development of the vehicle's closed body, engineers revised the body structure in order to enhance body rigidity. This was achieved with a total weight increase of only ten kilograms. These improvements further advance on the fun to drive qualities of the original Roadster.

- Choice of 4 grades with 3 package types
Aimed at customers who value uniqueness and refined styling, the Roadster Coupe comes in four grades with a choice of three package types. Production of Type A and Type E vehicles is limited to 200 units and 150 units, respectively.
1) Roadster Coupe/Type S: Basic front design same as the Roadster
2) Type A: Authentic design reminiscent of traditional racing cars
3) Type E: Refined and elegant design

- Roadster Coupe (Base model: 1600SP): 1.6 liter/5MT 125PS
- Type S (Base model: 1800RS): 1.8 liter/6MT 160PS
- Type A (Base model: 1800RS): 1.8 liter/6MT 160PS
- Type E (Base model: 1800VS Combination B): 1.8 liter/4AT 154PS

Mazda Roadster Coupe Type E

Mazda Roadster Coupe

Major Exclusive Equipment
[Common Equipment]
Original coupe body rear quarter window and rear window (with defroster).
[Type A Exclusive Equipment]
Front grill, front fog lamps, front bumper face/fender arch molding/rear spoiler (made of fiberglass-reinforced plastic), front under spoiler/side skirt/rear under skirt (made of carbon fiberglass-reinforced plastic), headlamp bezels, and rear combination lamp bezels.
[Type E Exclusive Equipment]
Front grill, front fog lamps, front bumper face (fiberglass-reinforced plastic), and rear combination lamp bezels.

Body Colors
[Roadster Coupe/Type S]
Available in: Pure White, Sunlight Silver Metallic, and Classic Red.
[Type A/Type E]
Available in Lightning Yellow and Velocity Red.

Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (without tax) (Unit: 1,000 yen)
Grade Engine Drive Transmission Retail Price
Roadster Coupe Inline 4 1.6L DOHC RWD 5MT 2,350
Type S Inline 4 1.8L DOHC 6MT 2,750
Type A 3,100
Type E 4EC-AT 2,800