Production of Mazda MX-5 Sports Car Reaches One Million Units
The production of the Mazda MX-5 (Mazda Roadster in Japan) reached one million units on April 22, 2016. The milestone figure was achieved over 27 years, with mass-production of the MX-5 starting at Ujina Plant No. 1 in Hiroshima in April 1989. The MX-5 is a symbol of Mazda’s car-making philosophy and tireless pursuit of driving pleasure. Since its debut in 1989, the model has consistently offered driving fun that can only be experienced in a lightweight sports car and won the admiration of people from various countries, cultures and age groups. The MX-5 is also critically acclaimed, with over 200 awards from around the globe to its name. The fourth-generation model released last year has won a string of awards, including 2015-2016 Car of the Year Japan, World Car of the Year and World Car Design of the Year 2016.
Mazda was founded in Hiroshima 96 years ago. From the first generation through to today’s fourth-generation model, the reason Mazda have been able to continue selling the MX-5 all these years is due to the strong support of fans around the world. As a way of expressing thanks to MX-5 fans and owners, the One-Millionth MX-5 will be displayed at fan events in Japan and around the world. The tour begins on May 3 at the Hiroshima Flower Festival where the car will participate in the Flower Parade. The MX-5 holds the Guinness World Record for the best-selling open-top two-seater sports car for many years. With the achievement of one million units of production, Mazda will attempt to break its own record.
Japan exhibit schedule for One-Millionth Mazda MX-5 is as follows:-
May 3, 2016–Flower parade at Hiroshima Flower Festival.
May 8, 2016–Oasis Roadster Meetings.
May 12-27, 2016–Mazda Brand Space Osaka.
May 29, 2016–Karuizawa Meeting.