Mazda Sells 10 Millionth Car in U.S.
Mazda began selling vehicles in the U.S. back in 1970 with the introduction of the rotary-powered R100. A few years later in 1978, the automaker introduces the RX-7, also rotary-powered, which has become one of the most recognized sports cars of the day. By 1989, Mazda unveiled the MX-5 Miata, the best-selling two-seat roadster in the world. After 43 years, Mazda has finally sold its 10 millionth car in the U.S., another historical landmark for the brand. The car in question is a 2013 Mazda3. Mazda sold its 10 millionth car to Lauren Carter of Glen Ellyn, Illinois, who purchased a 2013 Mazda3. The 26-year-old guitar teacher and accountant researched new cars before finally deciding on the Mazda3. "I chose a Mazda because I didn't the research and learned that Mazda has some of the most reliable, feature-packed cars on the market. The Mazda3 is fun to drive and I can fit my guitar and amplifier in the trunk. For me, there's nothing better," said Carter in a statement. "The first 10 million vehicles sold in the U.S. were reached through taking the road less traveled. The next 10 million will be accomplished by defying convention, continuing to push the limits of engineering and infusing every vehicle Mazda builds with the soul of a sports car," said North American president and CEO Jim O'Sullivan in a statement. The automaker marked this milestone by replacing the guitar teacher's recently purchased 2013 Mazda3 with the all-new 2014 model, as the 10 millionth vehicle has become a permanent part of the Mazda heritage collection. Speaking of the 2014 Mazda3, while the hatchback version has been on sale for a few weeks now, the sedan is just reaching dealerships. Mazda is has finally put the configurator for the 2014 Mazda3 sedan online so that you can tinker around with the options. Source: Mazda
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