British magazine What Car? has declared the Mazda MX-5 the most reliable car in Britain in its annual reliability survey.

Several factors including the number of times a car fails, its repair costs, the average time it spends off the road being repaired, its age and mileage contribute to a Reliability Index (RI) score – the lower the number, the more reliable the car.

While the national average RI was 100, the ‘world’s best-selling two-seater sports car’ achieved a score of just eight. The survey found 96% of MX-5s built after 2005 are fault-free, and its owners enjoy the lowest repair costs with a £165 average bill.

In addition to the eight variants on sale in the UK from £15k, two special-edition Kuro models are also available: the 1.8i Kuro Soft-top (pictured), priced from £18,495; and the 2.0i Kuro Roadster Coupe from £21,995. Only 200 Soft-tops and 600 Roadster Coupes will be sold in the UK.

Features include a roof and door mirrors in brilliant black, dark gunmetal 17-inch alloys, a diffuser-style rear bumper with Sebring chrome exhaust trims, black detailing around the front grille and front fog lights.

Back in its country of origin the MX-5 has been treated to some upgrades, and just look at what UK specialists Jota Sport have come up with