One-millionth Mazda MX-5 returns to Hiroshima
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the One-Millionth Mazda MX-5, a commemorative model celebrating the production of 1 million units of Mazda’s iconic two-seater convertible sports car, has returned home after a year-long tour that saw the model exhibited at fan-facing events around the globe - including this years Leadfoot Festival.
The car arrived back at the company’s Hiroshima headquarters on April 7.
Mazda organised the One-Millionth Mazda MX-5 tour to celebrate with fans the achievement of 1 million units and to say thank you to everyone who has supported the model over the years.
Over the course of the tour the car was exhibited at 35 events in Japan, the U.K., Spain, Germany, Belgium, the USA, Canada, Australia and New Zealand, and more than 10,000 MX-5 fans signed their name on the bodywork.
“Seeing so many signatures from all over the world really brought home the fact that people from different countries, cultures and generations have supported the MX-5 for more than a quarter of a century,” said Masashi Nakayama, program manager and chief designer of the fourth-generation Mazda MX-5.
“We are forever grateful to these fans, and we will continue working to elevate this car, a symbol of Mazda’s dedication to driving pleasure, to the realm of high culture as we set our sights on the next milestone – 2 million units.”
The One-Millionth MX-5 will take part in the parade at the Hiroshima Flower Festival on May 3 and will be on display in the lobby of Mazda’s Hiroshima headquarters from May 8-12.