February 7, 2011
Hiroshima, Japan – Mazda has produced the 900,000th MX-5 on February 4, 2011. The milestone was achieved 21 years and 10 months after mass production of the first-generation MX-5, also known as the Miata, commenced in April 1989.
The MX-5 was initially certified by Guinness World Records as the best-selling two-seater sports car when production reached 531,890 units in May 2000, and updated the record when production passed 700,000 and then 800,000 cars.
Currently Mazda is reapplying to Guinness World Records to have the record updated to 900,000 units.