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.
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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