It has long been regarded as the most popular roadster in the world and now it reallt stands for its distinction. The current MX-5 managed to reach an important production milestone. 

The Japanese manufacturer announced today that production of the Mazda MX-5 Miata (Roadster in Japan) reached one million units on April 22, 2016. The milestone figure was achieved over 27 years, with mass-production of the MX-5 starting at Ujina Plant No. 1 in Hiroshima in April 1989.

As a way of expressing thanks to MX-5 fans and owners, the one-millionth MX-5 will be displayed at fan events in Japan and around the world. The tour begins on May 3 at the Hiroshima Flower Festival where the car will participate in the Flower Parade.

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Since its debut in 1989 the roadster won over 200 awards from around the globe to its name. The fourth-generation model released last year has won a string of awards, including 2015-2016 Car of the Year Japan, World Car of the Year and World Car Design of the Year 2016.

The MX-5 has held the Guinness World Record1 for the best-selling open-top two-seater sports car for many years. With the achievement of one million units of production, Mazda will now attempt to break its own record.