Sometime in 1931, Jujiro Matsuda commissioned the very first automobile to be built by a new face in the auto industry. It was nicknamed the Mazda-Go, a three-wheel vehicle that resembles what we now call Keke Napep. Then, almost a decade later, Mazda produced and presented the R360 Coupe to the world, its first-ever passenger car. This car marked the Japanese company's entry into the mainstream auto industry and was the platform upon which the brand has grown to what it is today, 100 years after its parent company Toyo Cork Kogyo, was formed (20 January 1920).
To mark this incredible milestone reached only by a few other Japanese automakers, the company is building special Limited edition anniversary models across a good number of models within its brands-inventory. Most significant of these is the special anniversary edition of the automaker's very first passenger car, the Mazda R360 Coupe. Mazda says the R360 Coupe's remake is its way of paying "homage to the R360 Coupe, which played a role in Mazda’s historical transition".
A fitting homage to the most important car in Mazda's history the R360 Coupe
The Automaker pledges to continue with the good work with its sights firmly set on the next 100 years, as the company is determined to continually build new relationships while strengthening existing co-creation and cooperation efforts with all its partners and people connected to the Mazda Brand. The company also vows to remain true to its identity as a brand while placing its human resource as the company's priority. The companies remain committed to delivering the most innovative and unique products to her customers come the next hundred years.
And yes it will comes with the manual transmission
The perfect interior of the Centenary R360 Coupe model is fitting for the milestone celebration