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As you know, the Mazda3 has proven to be immensely popular around the world. Now, 12 years and 10 months after production began in 2003, the Japanese compact has reached 5 million units, Mazda announced.

The milestone was achieved in April. It’s only the second Mazda vehicle to do it following the Mazda Familia (323), which was sold from 1963-2003.

The brand’s flagship car accounts for about a third of its global sales. It is currently manufactured in Japan, China, Thailand, Mexico, Malaysia, and Vietnam.

The Mazda3 has won multiple awards over the years including a few Car of the Year titles. It was also one of three finalists for the prestigious World Car of the Year award in 2014.