Wednesday, May 11, 2016
Mazda Produces One Millionth MX-5
Mazda’s plucky roadster reached a significant milestone as the company announced the production of the one millionth, yes the 1,000,000th unit of the MX-5 (or if you prefer its Japanese name, Roadster). The well-received, well-awarded two-seater roadster achieved this feat after 27 years and four generations.
Marking this momentous occasion, the one-millionth production unit MX-5, in signature Soul Red of course, is embarking on a global tour. Spanning four generations from the NA, NB, NC, and now the ND, the two-seat MX-5 roadster has long since held the honor of being one of the most ubiquitous sports cars in the world. Following the affordable two-seat sports car concept, it single-handedly rekindled the interest in this genre back in the early 1990s.
“It is truly an honor to be a witness, along with hundreds of thousands of MX-5 owners around the world, one of the most iconic cars in history reach this one million unit production milestone,” says Steven Tan, president and CEO of Berjaya Auto Philippines, the exclusive distributor of Mazda vehicles in the country. He adds, “Considering the first MX-5 rolled out of the Ujina Plant Number One in Hiroshima, Japan only in 1989, it didn’t take long for drivers around the world to realize how much youthfulness and vibrancy the MX-5 can bring to their everyday driving.”