Photo of the day: the 900,000 Mazda Miata (MX-5) rolls off the assembly line


The Mazda Miata (MX-5 as it is now known) has to be the little Mazda that just keeps chugging along.

Today Mazda announced that the diminutive MX-5 celebrates another milestone. The 900,000 Mazda Miata rolled of the assembly line. It is hard to believe that the very first Miata  was born in April of 1989. That means it took the iconic two-seater 21-years and 10 months to reach today’s milestone number.

Keep in mind that the he MX-5 was the world’s “Best selling two-seat sports car” at least according to the Guinness World Records when production reached 531,890 units in May of 2000.

“As we head toward the next production milestone of one million units, Mazda is committed to further evolving the MX-5,” said Mazda’s executive officer in charge of development, Seita Kanai. “We will refine its fun-to-drive character and further enhance its environmental and safety capabilities. As Mazda passes its 91st birthday, we are turning our sights toward our 100th anniversary. In the years ahead, we will continue to cherish the MX-5, alongside its loyal fan base, as the symbol of the Mazda brand.”

We recently had the chance to test drive Mazda’s other iconic sports car…the Mazda RX-8. As we discovered the other sporty Mazda is just as iconic and just as quirky.

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