Mazda is celebrating its 100th Anniversary this 2020. To mark the occasion, Mazda Philippines is offering its customers the chance to acquire 100th Anniversary Special Editions of the Mazda3 and Mazda MX-5. Only 15 examples for the Mazda3, and 24 for the Mazda MX-5, will be made available to customers in the Philippines to mark this historic milestone.
Inspired by the Mazda R360 Coupe, Mazda’s first passenger car model, the 100th Anniversary Special Edition models sport a Snowflake White Pearl finish with red seats and floor carpets. The two-color retro motif represents the brand’s dream and Never Stop Challenging spirit that has been passed on from one generation to the next since the company’s inception as a cork manufacturer a century ago.
These cars receive unique touches like a special Mazda 100th Anniversary Logo, which combines the original corporate logo layout of Toyo Cork Kogyo and today’s modern Mazda wing brand symbol. This logo is embossed on the seat headrests, the wheel center caps and the key fobs of each commemorative model. While Mazda 100th Anniversary badges embellish the fender wings and floor mats. With these commemorative details, owners will surely be reminded of Mazda’s rich heritage and its long-time commitment to contribute to the world through engineering.
Only 700 units of various 100th Anniversary Special Edition Mazda models will be produced and sold around the world. Among those 700, only 15 Mazda3 and 24 Mazda MX-5 commemorative models are made available.
The Mazda3 commemorative models are upholstered in Red Nappa Leather seats with red carpets and floor mats to complete the two-tone retro theme.
To distinguish it from other regular run models, special Mazda 100th Anniversary badges are fitted on its front fenders and mattings. The interior is garnished with white trims. It rolls on high-gloss black wheels to further set it apart from other variants. It can be fitted with an optional Mazdaspeed body kit for Php 75,000. Without it, it’s priced at P1,570,000.
The MX-5 100th Anniversary Special Edition comes with Snowflake White Pearl finish and a Cherry Red Soft Top fabric. It’s equipped with Red Nappa Leather seats. Other commemorative embellishments include red carpets and floor mats to complete the two-tone retro theme, special Mazda 100th Anniversary badges on its front fenders and mattings, and the bright silver 17-inch wheels with the Mazda 100th Anniversary logo center caps. All these come together as the embodiment of the cherished ideals of the century-old Japanese brand.
The 24 examples of the commemorative roadster to be made available in the Philippines are equipped with the latest 2.0-liter Skyactiv-G motor producing 184-PS and 205-Nm of torque. They all feature a 9-speaker Bose Sound System along with top-of-the-line features currently available in the MX-5.
The Mazda MX-5 100th Anniversary Special Edition will be available as an open-air Soft Top with automatic transmission priced at Php 2,335,000. It will also be available as a stylish Retractable Fastback with either a manual transmission for Php 2,390,000, or an automatic transmission for Php 2,480,000.
“For 100 years now, Mazda has remained true to its promise of making cars that defy convention,” shares Mazda Philippines president and CEO, Steven Tan. “As we celebrate a century of manufacturing, design, and engineering expertise, we also would like to thank our customers by letting them commemorate this milestone with us.” Tan adds, “By making these 100th Anniversary Special Edition models available in the Philippines, Mazda acknowledges the passion of our loyal customers. We wish to thank them for allowing us to create unique products that continue to brighten their lives.”
Nurturing the challenger spirit
In 1920, Toyo Cork Kogyo Co. Ltd, a company that produced cork in Hiroshima, Japan, laid the foundation for a brand that we’ve come to know as the Mazda Motor Corporation.
Mazda became an essential partner in rebuilding a war-ravaged Hiroshima, its home city. With its three-wheeled trucks known as the Mazda-Go, the city was able to brandish its challenger spirit and rise from the ashes to become a leading industrial hub of the Japanese economy.
Mazda’s role to rebuild a nation evolved into manufacturing instruments of mobility for the developing nation. This culminated in its first passenger car, the Mazda R360 Coupe. It laid the groundwork for a unique corporate philosophy that would see Mazda build, innovate, and defy convention in car design and manufacturing.
Since 1920, an emotional connection to the people has been at the core of every Mazda product. Every automobile Mazda creates aspires to stir the emotions. Mazda will continue making cars that create an emotional bond between man and machine.
Bermaz Auto Philippines, Inc. (Mazda Philippines) is the exclusive distributor of Mazda vehicles and parts in the Philippines.