2011 MAZDA MX-5 SPECIAL EDITION
The Mazda MX-5 Special Edition will be offered in the States in a limited run of 750 units, albeit at a much lower price as the U.S. version starts at $30,925 with a manual transmission, and $31,525 when equipped with the six-speed Sport AT automatic. That’s compared to US$47,800 for the Aussie market model.
Power for the Limited Edition comes from the standard 2.0-liter naturally aspirated four with 167-horsepower and 140 lb-ft of torque and will be available shortly after its debut at this week’s Chicago Auto Show.
2011 Mazda MX-5 is available only in two new colors, Sparkling Black Mica or Dolphin Gray Mica. The Special Edition is based off of a fully-equipped Grand Touring model with the retractable hard top and rides on 17-inch Bright Finish aluminum alloy wheels.
The interior Mazda MX-5 Special Edition for the States market gets gray door trim and heated leather seats with gray stitching, a black leather-wrapped parking brake and steering wheel with contrasting gray stitching, chrome treatments to the air vents and instrument cluster, plus aluminum pedals when equipped with a manual gearbox.
2011 OPEL ANTARA
On the compact SUV, there get cosmetic changes are pretty much limited to the front fascia and rear lights on the outside and a revised center console plus new graphics for the instruments, and updated trim and upholstery, options inside.
While Opel Antara including performance and fuel economy stats for the revamped engine lineup. The Antara’s engine line-up consists of two new 2.2-liter CDTI diesels with 163HP and 184HP, and a new 2.4-liter ECOTEC gasoline variant with 167HP.
The 163HP entry level diesel unit is available with front or all-wheel drive and manual or automatic transmission. The FWD model with a manual gearbox returns a combined fuel consumption of 6.3 lt/100 km (37.3 mpg US or 44.8 mpg UK) with CO2 emissions of 167 g/km, and zero to 100km/h (62 mph) acceleration time of 9.9 seconds and a top speed of 189 km/h (117 mph).
The engine are two available 6-speed transmissions are also newly developed, while improvements to the ABS system and the standard fitting of Hill Start Assist (HSA) which prevents roll-back when driving away on grades, complete the list of changes.