How Many Mazda MX-5 Miata Models Have Been Produced?
When you have a model as iconic as the Miata, you have to wonder how many Mazda MX-5 Miata models have been produced. After all, its been a popular model for driving enthusiasts, and as importantly, a model that doesn’t break the bank. Well, on April 22, 2016, a significant milestone was reached in the Miata’s lifetime.
As of April 22, 2016, one million Mazda MX-5 Miata models have been produced. The one millionth production model proudly displays the figure 1,000,000 on its door, just above a listing of all the Miata generations: NA, NB, NC and ND.
Rather than selling the one millionth model or auctioning it off, Mazda will be displaying it for fans to see around the world. On May 3, 2016, it will participate in the Flower Parade at the Hiroshima Flower Festival. It will begin its U.S. tour in September 2016, with its final U.S. destination being the Miatas at Mazda Raceway event on October 1-2.
When Did Mazda Start Producing the Mazda MX-5 Miata?
Seeing the Miata reach one million production models comes as no surprise to us today. After all, the MX-5 has been the holder of a Guinness World Record for the best-selling open-top two-seat sports car.
The first Miata was unveiled in 1989 at the Chicago Auto Show, shaking up the automotive world by offering a thrilling driving experience at a price that fit into the everyday driver’s budget. That first generation Miata proved to be successful, being produced from 1989 to 1997 and selling over 400,000 vehicles. Since then, the Miata has come a long way. With the release of the 2016 model, the MX-5 Miata enters its fourth generation (ND) with a new SKYACTIV engine for greater efficiency, a more aggressive design and less weight than the third generation model.
Now that you know how many Mazda MX-5 Miata models have been produced, you can see how popular the model has been for those who desire the pure joy of driving. The next logical thing to do is get behind the wheel of the latest Miata model by scheduling a test drive at Mazda of Midland.