In conjunction with its 100th birthday, Mazda has revealed a range of special edition models, called the 100th Anniversary Special Edition series.
Originally due to be revealed at the 2020 Geneva Motor Show last month, models that get the 100th Anniversary Special Edition treatment include the Mazda2, Mazda3, CX-3, CX-30, CX-5, CX-8, Mazda6, and the MX-5.
Each special edition model will adopt a white-and-burgundy two-tone theme both on the exterior and interior, which is inspired by Mazda’s first ever passenger car - the R360.
Launched in 1960, the R360 was Mazda’s first production car which proved to be a huge sales success. So, it is no surprise that the white body/ red roof two-tone design of high-grade versions has 60 years later, inspired the exterior-interior colour combination of Mazda’s 100th Anniversary models.
Additionally, the 100th Anniversary Special Edition models feature a host of bespoke touches to further add to their exclusivity, such as the burgundy floormats, on the key fob and embossed into the headrests. Externally, the same badge is on the wheel centres and the side of the car. On top of that, the 100th Anniversary MX-5 Convertible features a Dark Cherry fabric roof.
This special 100th Anniversary symbol also overlays the current Mazda badge atop the original round logo of the Toyo Kogyo company – the cork company which eventually transformed into the vehicle manufacturer we all know.
We've had no indication on whether any of these models will be arriving in Malaysia, but as of now they are only destined for Japan and the UK. We're a little jealous!