October 6, 2004
Mazda builds 100,000th RX-8
Irvine, California – Mazda Motor Corporation announced the production of the 100,000th Mazda RX-8 at its Ujina No.1 final assembly line in Hiroshima, Japan. This was achieved 18 months after production began in April 2003.
“We broke the mold by producing a four-door, four-seat sports car,” said Robert T. Davis, senior vice president, marketing and product development for Mazda North American Operations. “Reaching such a major production milestone so early in the vehicle’s production cycle proves that if you build, it they will come.”
The MX-5 Miata, which has been recognized by the Guinness Book of World Records as the world’s best-selling convertible sports car of all time, took 17 months to reach the 100,000 production milestone.