Mazda has announced that the global production of the CX-5 exceeded the one million-unit mark after three years and five months since first manufacturing the said vehicle.

With this, Mazda PH President and CEO Steven Tan said that they are thankful to all the CX-5 owners who have contributed to this production milestone.

“We at Mazda Philippines are thankful to all the owners and supporters of the Mazda CX-5 for letting us celebrate this achievement. It is encouraging to realize how much the Philippine market has contributed to this success with 2,232 units of the CX-5 now belonging to their proud Filipino owners,” Tan said.

Global production of the CX-5 began at Ujina Plant in Hiroshima, but has since been expanded to include manufacture at Changan Mazda Automobile Co., Ltd., in China as well as Mazda Sollers Manufacturing Rus in Russia, Mazda Malaysia Sdn., Bhd., in Malaysia and Vina Mazda Automobile Manufacturing Co., Ltd., in Vietnam.

The CX-5 is the second fastest Mazda unit to reach the one million-unit production mark next to the Mazda3.

The 2015 CX-5 was recently unveiled at the Manila International Auto Show. Still sourced straight from Japan, the refreshed CX-5 features a redesigned front end along with new adaptive LED headlights, refreshed interior accents and an updated 'MZD CONNECT' infotainment package.