The Mazda MX-5 could be a classic icon in fifty years time according to a recent survey by specialist’s classic car and motorcycle insurance broker Footman James. Seven percent of classic vehicle owners predicted the Mazda MX-5 to be a classic icon closely followed by the Bugatti Veyron and the Audi TT.
Andy Fairchild, Footman James’ managing director, said “2012 marks the 50th anniversary of many classic icons including the Lotus Elan, MGB and Renault 5. It is fascinating to obtain an insight into what classic vehicle owners deem to be the classics of the future.
With regards to which ones can claim iconic status in 50 years time I guess we will just have to wait and see!”
The new upgraded Mazda MX-5 will go on sale in the UK later this year. The upgraded MX-5 has enhanced safety features and refined driving attributes, together with exterior and interior improvements to make the Roadster Coupe and the classic Soft-top models even more attractive. This new model introduces Mazda’s new ‘active bonnet’ pedestrian protection system which automatically raises the trailing edge of the bonnet if a pedestrian impact is detected. This action provides immediate space under the bonnet to absorb impact energy and soften the blow.
By Geraldine Ashton Green
Wed, 01 Aug 2012