Mazda builds the one-millionth Mazda MX-5​

Celebrating The One-Millionth Mazda MX-5

The incredible Mazda MX-5 has been an icon for more than a quarter of a century, and it continues to reach new milestones. The manufacturer has recently announced that the one-millionth Mazda MX-5 has left the production line.

Such an outstanding achievement is being celebrated with a 'thanks a million!' promotional campaign. This naturally begins in Japan, the home of Mazda, with a special website in Japanese and a number of planned events.

The manufacturer started building the model in April 1989, at Ujina Plant 1 in Hiroshima, Japan, and hit the million in April 2016. The car has repeatedly earned the title of the world’s best-selling two-seater sports car.

At the time of the original record being awarded, the Mazda MX-5 had already reached over 500,000 sales worldwide. Guinness has updated the world record for every 100,000 sales since. The roadster also boasts more than 200 international awards.

The First-Generation Mazda MX-5
The Mazda MX-5 25th Anniversary Edition

There have been several model generations for the Mazda MX-5, as well as a range of exclusive special and limited editions. In 2014, the model’s 25th anniversary was marked in style across the world; the Mazda MX-5 25th Anniversary Edition claimed star guest status at that year's Goodwood Festival of Speed. The manufacturer went on to launch the fourth-generation Mazda MX-5, which is on sale now, during 2015.

The model which marked one million for Mazda was built to Japanese model specifications and fitted with a 1.5-litre engine. It is the soft-top convertible version of the Mazda MX-5, and features special white '1,000,000' decals across the body.

Mazda will take the millionth car on a special world tour, which started in Hiroshima where the story of the Mazda MX-5 began. Its first appearance was on May 3 at the Hiroshima Flower Festival. The schedule includes a return to Goodwood over the summer.

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