LIMITED edition versions of all Mazda’s key passenger cars have arrived in the UK to celebrate the Japanese manufacturer’s centenary.
Called the 100th Anniversary Special Edition series, the models adopt a white and burgundy two-tone exterior/interior combination, inspired by high-grade versions of the brand’s first passenger car – the R360 Coupe.
With Snowflake White pearlescent exterior paint contrasted with burgundy interior carpet and burgundy leather seats, the special editions also feature bespoke touches like a 100th Anniversary badge on the floormats, key fob and embossed into the headrests.
And in the case of the 100th Anniversary MX-5 Convertible, there’s a Dark Cherry fabric roof.
Sure to be popular with British sports car fans, all 100 examples of the £29,995 MX-5 Convertible are powered by a 184bhp 2.0-litre petrol engine.
Even more rare, just five examples of the £20,995 Mazda2 and £33,995 Mazda6 100th Anniversary will arrive later in the autumn, while five examples of the 100th Anniversary Mazda CX-5 will be here by the end of the year.
Two more models, the £29,995 Mazda3 and £31,695 100th Anniversary Mazda CX-30, will be limited to 100 examples each.
Meanwhile, Mazda’s first battery electric vehicle, the MX-30 EV, will arrive in the UK next March with a price tag of £25,545.
Limited to 500 examples here, the First Edition variant is available to pre-order now at a cost of £27,495.
The crossover EV features an AC synchronous electric motor and 35.5kWh lithium-ion battery that Mazda says will deliver a range of approximately 124miles and comes with AC charging up to 6.6kW and DC rapid charging.
Standard kit on all UK MX-30s includes LED headlights with daytime running lights, reversing camera, radar cruise control with Intelligent Speed Assist, navigation and head-up display.
Each MX-30 comes as standard with a Type 2 AC charging cable and a socket for 50kW rapid charging, which can in 36 minutes deliver up to 80 per cent battery charge.
Four trim grades – SE-L Lux, Sport Lux, GT Sport Tech and First Edition – will be up for grabs.