Mazda announced that 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 exhibit at fan-facing events around the globe. The car arrived back at the company’s Hiroshima headquarters on 7 April. The millionth MX-5 will be paraded at the Hiroshima Flower Festival on 3 May and then put on display at the lobby of Mazda’s Hiroshima headquarters from 8 – 12 May.

Mazda organized the One-Millionth MX-5 tour to celebrate with fans the achievement of 1 million units and to express gratitude to the enthusiasts who’d 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 initials on the bodywork of the specially-liveried roadster.

Mazda MX-5 RF bags Red Dot Best of the Best

The Mazda MX-5 RF, which will its official domestic at the end of the month in Malaysia, was recently awarded the “Red Dot: Best of the Best” prize at the 2017 Red Dot product design awards. The RF repeats the accolade following the success of the fourth-gen MX-5, which captured the same award in 2015.

The “Red Dot: Best of the Best” is the highest honor available from the internationally acclaimed annual competition and is bestowed only for truly outstanding and ground-breaking designs. Mazda MX-5 RF, the fastback rendition of KODO, features a one-of-a-kind power retractable hardtop that not only looks impressive, but is lightweight and efficient too, opening or closing in a remarkable display of origami in only 13 seconds. Adding coupé practicality to the MX-5’s matchless open top driving fun, the RF deepens the overall experience while remaining true to tradition of Jinba Ittai, or “rider and horse as one body”, that has made the MX-5 a legend, and the best-selling roadster in history.