100th Anniversary

Aim for the stars, but remember your roots

We owe these 100 years to the continued support of our customers, business partners, shareholders, and fans all over the world who have stuck with us through thick and thin every step of the way. Toward the next 100 years, we will continue to strengthen the co-creation and cooperation with everyone who works with Mazda. We will always remain true to our unique trait of “co-creating with others,” placing people at the center of our minds and constantly challenging ourselves to create unique products, technologies, and experiences that our customers love.

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Dreams of People and Mazda

As life gradually became more prosperous, many people had the dream to own a car. Mazda also had a dream, to become an automobile manufacturer with the passion to enrich the lives of as many people as possible through car ownership. The R360 Coupe made the dreams of people and Mazda come true.

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Origin of Mazda`s Development Philosophy

Mazda could realize an affordable price even while adopting a stylish coupe design and advanced technologies such as the 4-cylinder engine, new material like aluminum and magnesium, and an automatic transmission. The development philosophy of the R360 Coupe led to the way of thinking behind Skyactiv Technology and KODO Design, and is the origin of Mazda `s vision to provide all customers a safe and joyful car life.

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Red and White with Passion

In 1960, Mazda set up a booth in the passenger car pavilion at Japan Auto Show for the very first time. The R360 Coupe displayed at the stand had a special decoration. A unique two-tone color combination, where the interior and exterior colors were coordinated. The passion and dreams of employees were reflected by this specially coordinated show car. *The 100th Anniversary Special Edition adopts the read and white color coordination, which best represents Mazda`s current design theme.

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Founder's will in the Corporate Mark

Special Edition models feature 100th Anniversary Special Logo hubcaps. This special logo overlays the current Mazda brand symbol atop the round “Industry” logo created when Toyo Kogyo* was first firmed. The design reflects the company`s desire—inherited from its founder—to contribute to the world through innovative engineering and the determination to strive proudly toward the next 100 years. * Toyo Kogyo is the former company name of Mazda.

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