Mazda will celebrate its centenary with 1000 special-edition vehicles that will hit Australian showrooms in June.
The information has come from industry sources, who have told CarsGuide that the special 100th Anniversary variants will sport unique design touches to differentiate themselves from their full-time counterparts.
Though an official confirmation is still forthcoming, Mazda Australia repsonded to our questions with the following statement.
"We are all very proud it is Mazda's 100th anniversary this year. It gives us a chance to reflect on the past which in turn helps inspire us in the future," it said.
"We have got a number of plans to honour such a significant milestone, however we don't have anything to annouce just yet."
The unique variants will be made available across Mazda’s entire model line-up, barring the BT-50 ute, and will be exclusive in number.
In a sign of the times, the model mix will skew heavily towards Mazda’s SUV stable, with 350 CX-5s (Mazda’s most popular model), 150 units each of the all-new CX-30 small crossover and CX-9 seven-seater, 100 examples of the CX-3, and 50 CX-8s on offer.
CarsGuide understands that just 20, 12 and 30 examples of the Mazda2, Mazda3 and Mazda6 will be served up, while 30 MX-5 convertibles will be given the 100th Anniversary treatment.
The red highlights on the current Mazda3 interior give hints to the 100th Anniversary's cabin ambience.
Curiously, the unit total adds up to 892 vehicles, which could indicate that Mazda is yet to finalise the exact numbers for each model.
All examples will be finished in a Snowflake White Pearl Mica paint and Bright Silver alloy wheels, while the interiors will be kitted out in a red leather trim with matching carpets.
To denote the special editions, bespoke mats and wheel caps will be fitted, adorned with a unique 100th Anniversary design.
Finally, buyers will also receive a unique key to match their unique vehicles.
Pricing is yet to be made available for each 100th Anniversary variant, but expect the ultra-exclusive grades to wear a premium over their standard counterparts, and an official announcement soon.