Mazda Canada celebrates 2,000,000 vehicles sold in Canada

- Milestone vehicle is Mazda Canada's best-selling vehicle ever -

RICHMOND HILL, ON, March 18, 2016 /CNW/ - Mazda Canada Inc. (MCI) recently celebrated their two-millionth sale in Canada with one lucky customer, Bruno-Pierre Gougeon. The milestone vehicle sold was a 2016 Mazda3, which is Mazda Canada's best-selling vehicle, with over half a million sold in Canada since 2003. Perhaps not coincidentally, this car was sold by Mazda Canada's largest volume dealer, Albi le Géant Mazda in Mascouche, Quebec.

To mark the occasion, Mazda Canada held a celebration event at Albi le Géant Mazda for the owner of the two millionth Mazda sold in Canada, with members of Mazda Canada and the dealership in attendance. In addition to becoming part of the Mazda family, Bruno also received two years of payments waived along with two years of complimentary maintenance.

"This is a great milestone achievement for Mazda in Canada, and is the result of our challenger spirit that springs from our heritage in Hiroshima, Japan," said David Klan, Senior Director, Sales, Marketing and Regional Operations, Mazda Canada. "We love to share our exceptional products with Canadian customers who also believe that Driving Matters – people like Bruno, who is proudly driving this milestone vehicle."

Mazda Canada entered the Canadian market in 1968 with less than a thousand sales in their first year. As the years passed and more models were added to the line-up, the sales also grew with the model count. The first full year to hit ten thousand sales happened in a mere three years, in 1971, and the next milestone of fifty-thousand annual sales occurred in 1991. The most popular vehicle in 1991 was one of the vehicles that kicked off Mazda's history in Canada; the B-Series truck.

To reach one million sales took Mazda Canada 34 years, happening in September 2002. To reach that mark a second time took less than half that time, pointing to Mazda's exceptional product strength and strong brand presence in the Canadian market in recent years. Mazda vehicles have always been known for their Zoom-Zoom dynamic handling characteristics, and now also represent the best in exterior styling with KODO – Soul of Motion design and excellent real-world fuel economy thanks to Mazda's SKYACTIV Technology.

Mazda Canada Inc. is responsible for the sales and marketing, customer service and parts support of Mazda vehicles in Canada. Headquartered in Richmond Hill, Ontario, Mazda Canada has a nationwide network of 165 dealerships. For additional information visit Mazda Canada's media website at www.media.mazda.ca.

SOURCE Mazda Canada Inc.

Image with caption: "Bruno-Pierre Gougeon, owner of the 2 Millionth Mazda sold in Canada stands with Rania Guirguis, Mazda Dealer Business Manager, Quebec West, Denis Leclerc, owner of Albi Le Géant Mazda, and Jacques Parent, Mazda Regional Manager, Quebec West. (CNW Group/Mazda Canada Inc.)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20160318_C4582_PHOTO_EN_646103.jpg

For further information: Chuck Reimer, Mazda Canada, (905) 787-7079; Sandra Lemaitre, Mazda Canada, (905) 787-7167

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