A Million MX5s!

Million MX5

Production of the Mazda MX5 reached one million units on 22 April, 27 years after the company began manufacturing the iconic roadster in April 1989.

“From the first generation through to today’s fourth-generation model, the reason we have been able to continue selling the MX5 all these years is due to the strong support of fans around the world,” said Mazda Motor Corporation Representative Director, President and CEO Masamichi Kogai. “Mazda was founded in Hiroshima 96 years ago, and as we move toward our centennial year we will continue offering customers the joy of driving with this model, which has become a symbol of our brand. Mazda aims to create a special bond with customers and become a ‘one-and-only’ brand they will choose again and again.”

To express thanks to MX5 fans and owners, the one-millionth MX5 will appear at fan events around the world starting on 3 May in Japan at the Hiroshima Flower Festival, where the car will participate in the Flower Parade. The landmark vehicle will be displayed on 26 June at the Goodwood Festival of Speed in the UK, from where it continues on the European leg of its tour.

Old and NewThe Old and the New

Since its debut in 1989, the MX5 has consistently delivered driving fun as can only be experienced in a lightweight sports car, winning the admiration of people from diverse countries, cultures and age groups. The MX5 is also highly acclaimed, with around 250 awards to its name from around the globe. The fourth-generation model released last year has won a string of prizes, including 2016 World Car of the Year and World Car Design of the Year 2016, 2016 UK Car of the Year and 2015-2016 Car of the Year Japan.The MX5 has held the Guinness World Record for the best selling two-seater sports car since 2000.

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