The Mazda 3 has never looked this good.
Being around for a century is a major achievement for any company, and Mazda has now crossed that milestone in style. In celebration, the Japanese auto manufacturer is offering a special edition of its Mazda 3 dubbed the edition100, which has been restyled with some unique body styling parts. This comes after Mazda announced that a turbo model of this popular compact hatchback would go into production. Mazda Philippines has been flaunting the special edition on social media.
"For a hundred years now, Mazda has been at the forefront of designing and creating vehicles that arouse the emotions of its owner," said Mazda Philippines President and CEO Steven Tan.
The edition100 trim doesn't come with any performance benefits, but this kit does add a whole lot of attitude to a car that, unlike the RX-Vision concept, doesn't exactly scream performance out the box. The first thing you'll notice when looking at the edition100 is the use of lots of colors that create a sharp contrasting look. There are three body colors, in play: go for the Snowflake White Pearl, and you'll get a Soul Red and Jet Black styling package, or Gloss Black for the Soul Red car.
Mazda 3 edition100 cars ride on a set of high-gloss Midnight Black 18-inch wheels and painted brake calipers for an even sportier look. The license plate holder has also been moved to give us a better look at the front grille. The interior features premium red leather seats and interior trims.
The Mazda3 edition100, which competes with cars such as the Honda Civic, offers one of the best safety records in its class with an IIHS Top Safety Pick Plus award. 2020 also marks the 10th consecutive year that this car has been awarded the Top Safety Pick award. Tan continues to say "we introduce the Mazda3 edition100 as the first model to celebrate the brand's unrelenting passion for seamlessly combining stimulating design with groundbreaking engineering. As this year's World Car Design of the Year winner, the Mazda3 edition100 becomes an even more compelling choice for those who appreciate the exclusivity of distinction."
The Mazda3 edition100 package will cost you $2,022 over the cost of the Sportback Premium. There has been no word whether the edition100 package will be made available in North America.