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Mazda MX-5 100th Anniversary Special Edition On The Way To The US And Canada

Offered in limited numbers, the Mazda MX-5 100th Anniversary commemorates the company’s centennial


  • Both soft-top and RF versions will be offered.

  • They will be based on the GT trim.

  • They arrive later this year, priced from $32,670.


Most probably do not realize that Mazda, that small Japanese car company, is in fact one hundred years old. With the possible exception of the Mazda RX-7, no other car better reflects the brand’s philosophy that is Jinba Ittai, which meaning oneness between horse and rider, or in this case, oneness between car and driver. To commemorate this milestone, Mazda will introduce a 100th Anniversary Special Edition MX-5 Miata.

Mazda MX-5 100th Anniversary Special Edition | Photo: Mazda

This limited edition Mazda MX-5 will be offered in either RF form (retractable “top” fastback) with a black top or unique red folding soft-top. All will be based on the GT trim which means that with the super-slick 6-speed manual transmission, the car will include a limited-slip differential, a sport-tuned suspension with Bilstein dampers and a front shock tower brace.

Standard with the 100th Anniversary Special Edition MX-5 Miata will be the recently uprated 181 horsepower and 151 lb.-ft. of torque Skyactiv-G 2.0-litre 4-cylinder engine. Also, look for Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, heated leather seats with integrated driver and passenger Bose audio headrest speakers, automatic climate control and 17-inch dark silver alloy wheels red and black wheel center caps featuring the 100th Anniversary Special Logo. These cars will also feature a number of tasteful badges on the fenders, and embossed logos on the key fob and seats.

Mazda MX-5 100th Anniversary Special Edition | Photo: Mazda

If you’re wondering why there’s a Mazda R360 Coupé in the images, it was Mazda’s first passenger car produced as of 1960.

To note, Mazda Canada has announced that 100th Anniversary Edition models for the Mazda3, Mazda3 Sport, CX-5, and CX-9 will also be available. All of these vehicles will include the interior and exterior distinguishing features right down to the wheel center caps and all will get a unique key fob embossed with a 100th Anniversary logo.

The Mazda MX-5 100th Anniversary Special Edition will arrive in dealerships in the fall of 2020. US pricing will start at $32,670 for the soft-top and $35,425 for the RF. Canadian pricing for all vehicles will be revealed at a later date.

Mazda 100th Anniversary Edition models | Photo: Mazda

Mazda MX-5 100th Anniversary Special Edition | Photo: Mazda

Mazda MX-5 100th Anniversary Special Edition | Photo: Mazda

Mazda MX-5 100th Anniversary Special Edition | Photo: Mazda

Mazda MX-5 100th Anniversary Special Edition | Photo: Mazda

Mazda MX-5 100th Anniversary Special Edition | Photo: Mazda

Mazda MX-5 100th Anniversary Special Edition | Photo: Mazda

Mazda MX-5 100th Anniversary Special Edition | Photo: Mazda

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