Mazda has announced that it has reached 40 million units of vehicle production in Japan, with company execs including President and CEO Hisakazu Imaki on hand to see the 40 millionth car roll off the production line. The record car was a new Mazda2 hatch, which comes after 75 years and nine months of production.

Back in 1931, Mazda started off by building commercial vehicles, beginning with three-wheeled light trucks. It didn’t start producing passenger cars until 1960 when it commenced production of the R360 Coupe minicar.

Since then, it has released other noteworthy vehicles such as the world’s first dual-rotor rotary engine car, the Cosmo Sport, and the iconic RX-7 and MX-5 line of cars.