In just ten years and seven months after the first generation model was released, Mazda has announced that its Mazda3 compact car has reached four millionth unit milestone on January 22, 2014. The Japanese carmaker said there are no other Mazda model that has reached the milestone as quickly.

Mazda3 is one of the core models of Mazda that is sold in over 120 countries. It accounts for the 30 percent of the company’s annual sales volume. Mazda says it has constantly exceeded the expectation of customers since its launched in June 2003.

The third generation Mazda3 was released in 2013 designed with SKYACTIV technology and the KODO-Soul of Motion theme. Through its current success, Mazda says they will continue to deliver the Mazda3 with high level of quality.