Japan – The milestone was reached on April 22, after 27 years of mass production at Ujina Plant No.1 in Hiroshima. Mazda is currently making the fourth generation of the model, known as the Roadster in Japan.
The original MX-5 debuted at the Chicago Auto Show in 1989. A generation later, in May 2000, it was recognised by Guinness World Records as the bestselling two-seater sports car globally, with 531,890 produced. Output reached 600,000 units in January 2002; 700,000 in April 2005; 800,000 in January 2007; and 900,000 in February 2011.
The fourth-generation MX-5 launched in September 2014. The one-millionth unit will be displayed in Japan and around the world.