Mazda is celebrating its 100th anniversary by offering a special limited edition variant across its entire passenger car and SUV range.
Although it didn’t produce a passenger vehicle until 1960, Mazda was first created in 1920 as Toyo Cork Kogyo — a cork manufacturer.
The special editions — availabl eon all models except the BT-50 ute — pay homage to the first Mazda car, the R360 Coupe.
Packing a four-cylinder engine paired to an automatic transmission and a funky design, the R360 Coupe was quite a first effort.
It also has a uniquely West Australian link, after having its reliability tested on a 1500km round trip from Perth to Esperance and back in 1961.
It boasted a two-tone design, which the new limited editions will acknowledge with a Snowflake White Pearl Mica exterior and burgundy interior finish on the leather seats, floor mats and carpet.
The new models also have 100th Anniversary Special Edition badging combining the current Mazda branding with the original Toyo Kogyo logo, which features on the front fender, key fob, wheel caps, head rests and floor mats.
The special editions will arrive later this year, however Mazda is keeping mum on pricing and how many will be available.
Potential buyers can register their interest here.