Learn to program the remote to your Mazda Miata MX5. The Miata, also known as the MX-5 or Miata MX-5, is the best selling roadster of all time. The first generation, known as the NA model was introduced for the 1990 model year. The second generation, called NB, was released in 1999. The third model is known as NC. Most NC models have keyless entry, although many NB models do as well. Programming the Miata’s remote is similar to other Mazda cars.