The Mazda MX-5 is probably the most popular roadster in the world. The model passed the 900,000 unit mark today marking a significant milestone in its 21 years and 10 months after mass production of the first-generation MX-5 commenced in April 1989.
“For British motorists, the Mazda MX-5 is the ultimate expression of our Zoom-Zoom philosophy of creating cars that are fun to drive,” comments Jeremy Thomson, Managing Director, Mazda UK. “Over 20 years, the MX-5 has maintained its position as an affordable, lightweight sportscar that is responsive and rewarding to drive, while also proving itself to be ‘recession proof’.
In 2000, the Mazda MX-5 was certified by Guinness World Records as the world’s ‘Best selling two-seater sports car’ when production reached 531,890 units. Since then, Guinness updated the record when production passed 700,000 and 800,000 units. Mazda is now reapplying to Guinness World Records to have the record updated.
– By: Omar Rana