Special Edition Mazda Miata Celebrates 100 Years

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This could be one of the coolest special editions yet.

There have been some seriously cool special edition Mazda MX-5 Miata special editions over the years, with the US fortunate enough to have received some of the best Miatas ever made. But the latest special edition model from the Japanese automaker might be the coolest yet, and it could also be one of the few that won't be making its way to US shores. Meet the 100th Anniversary Special Edition, designed to celebrate Mazda's centenary year in absolute style by drawing inspiration from arguably one of the coolest historic Mazda's ever made, the R360 Coupe.

As part of the centenary celebration, Mazda's international arm has announced that a series of 100th Anniversary Special Edition models will be rolled out across selected vehicles from the Mazda range. These include cars like the Mazda MX-30 all-electric crossover as well as favorites like the CX-5, Mazda 3, and yes, the MX-5 Miata.

These special editions will all be based on upper-level trims from within the respective model ranges, and each will get a series of special design cues intended to make them stand out. All will, however, draw inspiration from the legendary two-tone scheme of the Mazda R360 Coupe, which was Mazda's first passenger vehicle back in 1960.

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To this end, the 100th Anniversary Special Edition models will all wear a shade of Snowflake White Pearl Mica with red accents inside and out. In the case of the MX-5 Miata, this will mean a red soft-top roof, while the MX-30 will get a Soul Red Crystal roof. On the front fenders, a badge displaying "100 Years 1920-2020" will be proudly displayed, while the center caps of the wheels will bear a special black and red 100th Anniversary Special Logo.

Inside each and every celebratory model, red leather seats and a red carpet will continue the theme, while the headrests will bear an embossed 100th Anniversary logo. Rounding out the special design elements, even the key fobs will receive an embossed logo and will be presented in a special edition box.

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However, while these models are likely to be available in several markets around the world, the 100th Anniversary Special Edition series has not been confirmed for the United States just yet as a result of the ongoing global crisis. We do, however, feel that the decision will likely be made to introduce at least the MX-5 Miata, especially considerng the speed at which the Miata's 30th Anniversary special edition sold out locally.

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