100th Anniversary Miata MX-5

Mazda Miata MX-5 100th Anniversary Edition

The Miata is a deeply beloved vehicle in Mazda’s lineup. This lightweight roadster revolutionized the sports car model when it debuted for the very first time in 1989. This ultra-trendy, stylish sports car quickly went on to change the mainstream auto market forever. 

For the first time, Mazda’s Miata MX-5 provided drivers with a reasonably affordable and practical sports car option that wasn’t only built for the race tracks and wouldn’t drain their savings account. The Miata MX-5 debuted as a reliable passenger vehicle that you could drive on an everyday basis but was still enjoyable to drive and stylish enough to call itself a sports car. 

As Mazda celebrates their 100th anniversary this year in 2020, Mazda drivers around the world are excited to experience a brand-new special-edition version of the beloved Miata MX-5 in honor of this major milestone for Mazda. 

Mazda Celebrates Their 100th Anniversary 

Mazda is one of the largest, top-rated, and most influential automakers in the world. This multinational automaker has been revolutionizing the auto industry since they were originally founded exactly a century ago in 1920. 

The vehicles that Mazda designs, produces, and distributes worldwide are reliably innovative, trendsetting models that raise the bar for other vehicles in their classes. Mazda is known for their high-performing vehicles and the creativity and attention to detail that they pour into each and every vehicle they bring to the market. 

Unsurprisingly for this classy major automaker, Mazda went big but tasteful for their 100th-anniversary celebration by releasing 100th Anniversary Special Edition models of each and every vehicle in their current lineup. The Mazda Miata MX-5 is just one of many special-edition models that Mazda will release to the mainstream auto market throughout 2020. 

Mazda Miata MX-5 100th Anniversary Edition Set to Hit the U.S. Market 

In early spring of 2020—just as COVID-19 cases were majorly ramping up in the United States and across the globe—Mazda announced their very special plans for their 100th anniversary. 

However, Mazda drivers in the United States have been disappointed thus far by Mazda’s lack of confirmation regarding whether the Japanese automaker’s sought-after 100th Anniversary Edition models would be sold in the U.S.—and if so, when they would be available for purchase or at least pre-order. 

Understandably, Mazda was unable to offer any clear answers to these questions for months following their initial announcement of their special-edition cars because of complications and uncertainties surrounding the coronavirus pandemic. 

In fact, it still remains somewhat unclear which of Mazda’s 100th Anniversary Edition models will eventually become available in the United States. However, one thing is for certain. The 100th Anniversary Edition Mazda MX-5 is set to hit the mainstream auto market in the United States sometime in late 2020. 

Until then, keep reading to learn more about what makes this special-edition Miata MX-5 so special. 

Top 3 Features of the 100th Anniversary Edition Mazda Miata MX-5 

The changes for the 100th Anniversary Edition Miata MX-5 are subtle enough to be tasteful, but they still make the Miata stand out with special finishing touches that set this special-edition roadster apart from other vehicles on the road. 

1. Anniversary Embellishments 

The 100th Anniversary Edition Miata MX-5 comes with a variety of anniversary-themed embellishments to celebrate this momentous milestone for Mazda. 

Miata MX-5 Special Edition

Every special-edition Miata MX-5 comes with a red and black front badge that reads “100 Years 1920-2020” along with special anniversary-themed wheel caps and key fob. 

2. Coupe-Inspired Color Palette 

The R360 Coupe was Mazda’s very first passenger car—way back in the 1960s. The most luxurious original R360 model came in a shade of white with a red roof. 

To pay homage to this classic passenger car, Mazda gave their 100th Anniversary Edition Miata MX-5 a color palette inspired by the coloring of the original R360 Coupe. 

The special-edition Miata MX-5 is white with a ruby red roof and an upscale dark red leather interior. This color palette gives this lightweight roadster a striking, classy, and elegant look that makes it stand out on the road without drawing too much attention. 

3. Upscale Features 

Every 100th Anniversary Edition Mazda Miata MX-5 comes equipped with all the features that are included within the traditional Miata’s Grand Touring trim level. 

Grand Touring is the Miata MX-5’s highest trim level and comes with a host of upscale features, including but not limited to a host of advanced tech and safety features, heated side mirrors, an adaptive front lighting system, an automatic climate control system, etc. etc. 

Only time will tell whether more of Mazda’s 100th Anniversary Edition models will make it to the United States. In the meantime, eager Mazda drivers have the lovely special-edition Miata MX-5 to look forward to on the U.S. auto market in the near future.