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Production of Mazda CX-5 Reaches 1 Million Units

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2016 Mazda CX-5

2016 Mazda CX-5

Here’s another milestone for the Mazda Motor Corporation: in April, the cumulative production of the CX-5 passed 1 million units, only three years and five months since its start back in November, 2011.

At its beginning, the CX-5 was a new core model for the Mazda brand in the expanding crossover SUV market. It was the first of Mazda’s new models to feature its SKYACTIV technology and KODO-Soul of Motion design.

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Since then, it has won over 60 different awards, including Japan’s Car of the Year award for 2012-2013. The CX-5 became one of Mazda’s key models, even becoming the top-selling SUV in Japan for 2012-2013 (obviously a very good year for the CX-5).

The CX-5 is not the first to reach this milestone or the fastest, but it was close – the only model to reach it faster was the Mazda3 (or Mazda Alexa, if you’re Japanese).

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Masashi Otsuka, Program Manager of the CX-5, was very excited by the news.

“I am delighted to see the CX-55 reach the 1-million-unit mark in only three years and five months,” he said. “I would like to express my gratitude to the people all over the world who have appreciated and supported the CX-5.”