Mazda announced today that its cumulative production of the Mazda3 hit 3 million units on April 26, 2011. What took Mazda so long to tell us? We have no idea but hey, never too late for celebration.
This milestone was achieved in just seven years and ten months since production of the first-generation model commenced, making the Mazda3 the fastest-selling model in Mazda’s current lineup of passenger vehicles,” Mazda said in a statement.
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The three-millionth Mazda3 was made at the Hofu Plant and is a Japanese-spec 5-door hatch with Mazda’s MZR-2.0L engine and i-stop, Mazda’s unique idling stop system.
“The Mazda3 embodies all three elements of Mazda’s DNA: Distinctive Design, Exceptional Functionality, and Responsive Handling and Driving Performance,” said Mazda’s senior managing executive officer in charge of R&D, Hirotaka Kanazawa. “Its sustained global success has seen it grow into Mazda’s mainstay model, and it now comprises a third of all Mazda vehicle sales.”
– By: Omar Rana