Mazda reached a production milestone in Japan this week, after they produced the one-millionth Mazda MX-5. Recognised as the world’s best-selling two-seater sports car and one of the best handling cars ever made, the one-millionth Mazda MX-5 ever produced rolled of the Hiroshima production line on April 22 – some 27 years after the NA model entered mass-production in April 1989.
The MX-5 has evolved through four different generations so far – the NA, NB, NC and ND – and Mazda says the the one-millionth car, a Soul Red Japanese-spec 1.5L soft-top, will be displayed at events across Japan and around the world from May 3 onwards, “As a way of expressing thanks to MX-5 fans and owners.”
Mazda president and CEO Masamichi Kogai says the brand will continue to focus on delivering “the joy of driving” to future MX-5 buyers, while acknowledging the attribute “has become a symbol of our brand.”
“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,” Kogai said. “Mazda aims to create a special bond with customers and become a ‘one-and-only’ brand they will choose again and again.”