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Mazda MX-5 production hits one million units

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Josée Paquet

On April 22nd, the iconic Mazda MX-5 saw its one millionth unit leave the assembly line since entering production almost on the exact same day in 1989.

"From the first generation through to today's fourth-generation model, the reason we have been able to continue selling the MX-5 all these years is due to the strong support of fans around the world," said Masamichi Kogai, representative director, president and CEO of Mazda Corporation. 

The one millionth Mazda MX-5 (sold as Mazda Roadster in its home market) will be displayed at various fan events in Japan and around the world, starting on May 3rd at the Hiroshima Flower Festival. The tour will stop in Canada late in the summer (date TDB).

The Mazda Miata/MX-5 originally made its debut at the 1989 Chicago Auto Show. In 2000, it was recognized by Guinness World Records as the best-selling two-seater sports car on the planet (531,890 units produced). 

The all-new, fourth-generation 2016 Mazda MX-5 launched in September 2014.


Josée Paquet
Josée Paquet
Automotive expert