Mazda celebrates centenary with special edition models

Mazda 100 years. Image: Quickpic
Mazda 100 years. Image: Quickpic

• Mazda celebrated its 100 year anniversary on 30 January 2020. 

• The Japanese carmaker has spawned special edition models to mark the milestone. 

• Three of the models have arrived in South Africa. 

Earlier this year, Mazda celebrated its 100th Anniversary on the 30th of January. To mark the occasion the brand is producing a Special Edition Series of its full range.

Revealed in Japan earlier this year, three of the models have now arrived in South Africa.

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The company says the special edition models were prepared as a token of its appreciation for those who have supported the Japanese manufacturer this far. 

To distinguish the models from their normal brethren, the centenary versions adopt a white-and-burgundy two-tone colour coordination, inspired by the brand's first passenger car R360 Coupe, created in 1960.

Other standout items include a 100th Anniversary special logo, placed on the exterior and interior of the commemorative models.

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Press units

Revealed in Japan earlier this year, three of the models have now arrived in South Africa.

Whilst the 100th Anniversary Special Edition vehicles will not be for general sale, Mazda Southern Africa  will make the three 3 2.0 Astina Hatch 100th Anniversary Special Edition available to members of the media, as well as for special occasions to celebrate the company' s centenary.

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Main features

• Exterior:100th Anniversary Special Badge on the fenders (Right and Left). Alloy wheels 100 Years centerpieces with red outer strip. Exterior colour: snow Flake White Pearl Mica.

• Interior: Dashboard and side door panels are white leather trim. Floor carpets coloured in Burgundy red. Front floor carpets (driver and passenger) with 100th Anniversary Special Logo. Front headrests embossed with 100th Anniversary Special Logo. Key fob (embossed with 100th Anniversary Special Logo and packaged in a special edition box).

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