Mazda is celebrating its 100th year anniversary this year as the company was founded back in 1920. The Japanese automaker despite the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic is giving you something to celebrate about. Mazda is releasing several 100th-Anniversary Special Editions of its entire vehicle line-up. These will, however, be initially released in Japan first, with a global release slated to happen later in the year.
The 100th Anniversary Special edition models will come with a unique color scheme. These models will adopt a white and burgundy two-tone exterior and interior combination. With styling queues lifted from the top-of-the-line variant of Mazda’s first passenger car the R360 Coupe.
All of the Special Edition models will come with a Snowflake white pearl exterior paint job, while the interior will receive white leather elements that come contrasted with burgundy interior carpets as well as burgundy leather seats. The anniversary models will all get a unique 100th Anniversary badge on the floor mats, key fob, and on the headrests. On the outside, these badges can also be found on the wheel center caps and on the side of the car. The Mazda MX-5 will also be receiving these touches as well.
The special edition badge features a special 100th Anniversary symbol that goes around the current modern Mazda which comes in the shape of the company's original round logo. The badge not only serves as a call back to the Japanese automaker’s past but it also echoes its founder Jujiro Matsuda's drive to contribute to the world through engineering and determination to constantly strive forwards.
The 100th year anniversary models that Mazda will initially release are for the Mazda2, Mazda3, Mazda CX-3, Mazda CX-30, Mazda CX-5, Mazda CX-8, Mazda6, and the MX-5 in its RF and Convertible configurations. These units will first be released in Japan by the end of March 2021 then released globally. While these vehicles are an exciting prospect for the Philippine market, Mazda Philippines has yet to confirm if these Special Edition models will make their way into local showrooms.