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Mazda MX-5 production passes 900,000

2011-02-04 Read: 2 485x

World’s most popular Roadster sets production record after 21 years, 10 months.

The Mazda MX-5 keeps going strong! The 900,000th example of the two-seater roadster will roll off the production line today, 21 years and 10 months after the first MX-5 was built back in 1989.

The MX-5 is particularly popular with British buyers, with 10 per cent of global sales and an impressive 40 per cent of European sales happening within the UK. The roadster is also the longest-running Mazda model in the firm’s line up.

In the year 2000, the Mazda MX-5 was initially certified by Guinness World Records as the world’s “Best selling two-seater sportscar” when production reached 531,890 units.

Since then, Guinness updated the record when production passed 700,000 and 800,000 units, and Mazda is in the process of reapplying to Guinness World Records to have the record updated once again.

The current range costs from £17,975 to £23,205, and includes a pair of special editions – the 1.8-litre and 2.0-litre Miyako models.

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