As Mazda Motor Corporation celebrates its 100th anniversary this year, the Japanese automaker is surely making this year worth celebrating despite the threat of COVID-19. You can celebrate the brand’s 100th anniversary through the logo that’s free to use to by the public, but if you want to make it even more special, Mazda is releasing a 100th Anniversary Special Edition of its entire line-up.
To be released initially in Japan, with a global release slated at a later point this year, the Mazda 100th Anniversary Special Edition models adopt a white-and-burgundy two-tone exterior/interior combination, inspired by high-grade versions of Mazda’s first passenger car: the Mazda R360 Coupe.
All 100th Anniversary Special Edition models are coated with a Snowflake White Pearl exterior paint, while the interior features white leather elements contrasted with burgundy interior carpets and burgundy leather seats. Additionally, the 100th Anniversary Special Edition models feature a host of bespoke touches to further add to their exclusivity. This includes the unique 100th Anniversary badge on the burgundy floormats, on the key fob, and on the headrests. Externally, the same badges are on the wheel center caps and the side of the car. For the Mazda MX-5 100th Anniversary Special Edition, its exterior features a Dark Cherry fabric roof, which is also available as an option in the standard MX-5 in the Philippines.
This special 100th Anniversary symbol overlays the current Mazda badge atop the original round logo of the Toyo Kogyo company. The design of which reflected the desire of Mazda founder Jujiro Matsuda to contribute to the world through engineering and the determination to constantly strive forwards.
Mazda will initially release these 100th Anniversary Special Edition models of the Mazda2, Mazda3, Mazda CX-3, Mazda CX-30, Mazda CX-5, Mazda CX-8, Mazda6, plus RF and Convertible MX-5 in Japan through to the end of March 2021. These limited edition models will also be released globally, with the UK market already having an allocation of 100 examples each of the Mazda MX-5 soft top, Mazda CX-30, and Mazda3. We’re still not sure which models in the Philippines will receive the 100th Anniversary Special Edition treatment, though we suspect it’ll be mainly focused on the MX-5 line-up.