Prices announced for 100th Anniversary editions of Mazda MX-5, CX-30 and Mazda3

Limited-edition range of 100th Anniversary Special Edition models celebrate the firm’s centenary

  • Limited-run models get two-tone bodywork and interior
  • On sale in the UK later this year, with Mazda3 and MX-5 starting from £29,995
  • Ultra-limited versions of Mazda2, Mazda6 and CX-30 to follow later this year

Mazda has announced further details of the limited-edition 100th Anniversary MX-5, Mazda3 and CX-30 models. Each car gets a special white paint finish and interior detailing, and all three will go on on sale this autumn. They will be followed by strictly limited 100th Anniversary versions of the Mazda2, Mazda6 and CX-5 at the end of the year.

The initial production run will be limited to 100 examples of each, with prices starting from £29,995 for both the Mazda3 hatchback and Mazda MX-5 Roadster. The Mazda CX-30 will start from £31,995.

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The Mazda3 and CX-30 100th Anniversary editions are only available with the firm’s 178bhp 2.0-litre Skyactiv-X petrol engine, while the 100th Anniversary edition of the MX-5 can only be specced with the 184bhp 2.0-litre petrol engine.

All other 100th Anniversary models will be strictly limited to just five examples of each car in the UK, with the Mazda2 starting at £20,995 and Mazda6 priced from £33,995. Pricing details for the special edition CX-5 SUV model are expected to be announced later this year.

The colour scheme of every 100th Anniversary model is inspired by high-spec versions of the Mazda R360, the first Mazda ever built back in 1960. All get ‘Snowflake White’ pearlescent paint, exclusive badges and new red centre caps for the alloy wheels. The MX-5 also gets an eye-catching ‘Dark Cherry’ folding fabric roof.

Inside, the cars get burgundy leather seats and floor mats, and you’ll find more nods to Mazda’s centenary on the key fob, carpets and headrests.

Every special anniversary model comes with a special key presentation box, as well as a book documenting the 100-year history of the firm and a 1:43 scale model of the Mazda R360.

The year 2020 marks the centenary of the Toyo Kogyo cork company, which turned its hand to manufacturing machinery in the late 1920s and then subsequently became Mazda as we now know it.

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