The MX-5, known as Miata in North America and Roadster in Japan, is a 2-seater roadster line built by Mazda. The line, introduced in 1989, is now in its 3rd generation. Alongside the
Mazda RX-7/RX-8 coupes, they represent Mazda's sports car lines.
The MX-5's 3 generations are the: NA (1989-1997), NB (1998-2005) and NC (2006+). In 1998, hardtop versions of the MX-5 were added alongside the standard roadster.