We spoke in a previous blog post about Mazda celebrating its 100th anniversary and the history of our brand & the vehicles produced over the years. But we’d like to tell you about the new 100th Anniversary Special Edition lineup that’s coming to New Jersey!

These models are designed to combine the rich Japanese heritage that the Mazda brand has been built on with a look into the present & future of what our cars & SUVs can and will give you. In fact, the Mazda 100th Anniversary Special Edition gives a unique spin on the upper trim levels of select vehicles from our current lineup.

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Mazda 100th Anniversary Special Edition Exclusives

The first impression you’ll get of any Mazda 100th Anniversary Special Edition is the premium Snowflake White Pearl Mica exterior paint color you can get in whichever model you choose at our Bergen County NJ dealership location. There’s a minimalist “100 Years 1920 – 2020” badge on the front fender and a red & black a 100th Anniversary Special Logo on the wheel center caps

Each model also features red styling accents throughout for an exclusive flair including smooth leather seating with 100th Anniversary Special Logo-embossed headrests, sophisticated carpeting and floor mats with a similar badge to the front fender. Last, but not least is the key fob that comes with the 100th Anniversary Special Logo in a special-edition box.

What is the 100th Anniversary Special Logo? It overlays the current Mazda mark on top of the round “Industry” logo that was used when our brand was first founded by Toyo Kogyo in 1920.

1960 Mazda R360 Coupe

Inspiration of the Mazda 100th Anniversary Special Editions

The Mazda 100th Anniversary Special Edition lineup’s design draws inspiration from the Mazda R360 Coupe, which is our brand's first-ever passenger car. The vehicle was given a 2-tone color scheme consisting of a white body, hence the exterior paint color chosen for these models, and a contrastingly colored roof & matching interior hue.

The Mazda R360 Coupe first hit the road in 1960 and utilized the 4-cycle V-twin engine, which was innovative for the time. The rear-mounted air-cooled engine was able to produce 16 horsepower & 16 lb/ft of torque and achieve a top speed of 52 mph.

The R360 quickly became the most popular lightweight (kei car) in Japan. It inspired successors in the Mazda lineup like the Mazda P360 hatchback in 1962 & the Mazda R360 Convertible in 1964 before ending production in 1966.

The design and performance of the Mazda R360 Coupe led to the success of our brand and helped ours become the brand of choice for many in New Jersey when the first Mazda first came here in 1967. Please contact our team to learn more about the Mazda 100th Anniversary Special Edition lineup!

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