A Million Happy Customers

In Mazda, Short Cuts by Jonathan Humphrey

On the 22nd April 2016 the millionth Mazda MX-5 rolled off the assembly line in Hiroshima.

That translates to millions of happy customers over the years that have bought and run the iconic roadster since it was first released 27 years ago.

 
The MX-5 holds the Guinness World Record for the best selling two seater sports car ever, and probably will never to be beaten.

The millionth car will appear at fan events around the globe. In the UK it will be on show at the 2016 Goodwood Festival of Speed. The car will be joined by the Mazda MX-5 Speedster and Spyder concept cars. First shown at the 2015 SEMA Tuning show in Las Vegas this will be the first time these unique concepts will be seen outside of North America.

The Speedster and Spyder MX-5’s are inspired by vintage roadsters, further accentuating the lightweight fun-to-drive ethos, with their open air driving and minimalist designs. Pared back for lightness, the Speedster has a wind deflector in place of a windscreen, and with carbon fibre doors and seats, it tips the scales at only 943kg. The Spyder features a clever bikini top roof, mercury silver paintwork and full grain leather interior. The emphasis is on the joy and style of open top motoring.

“The MX-5 sits at the heart of Mazda’s brand and it embodies all that is great about our cars. Its fun to drive character has strengthened the bond between Mazda and its customers for more than a quarter of a century. The production of the one-millionth MX-5 is a landmark and it’s great that we can celebrate this with MX-5 owners and fans at the Goodwood Festival of Speed.”Jeremy Thomson, Mazda Motors UK Managing Director

The latest MX-5 voted World Car of the Year will be available on the Goodwood Hillclimb for attendees of the Moving Motor Show on Thursday 23rd June.

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After many, many years of being passionate about cars, spending too much money on cars and too much time driving. I now spend my time running and developing Drive.co.uk and creating a bold expressive new motoring lifestyle website.

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