Mazda Canada reports sales for August 2015

RICHMOND HILL, ON, Sept. 1, 2015 /CNW/ - Mazda Canada announced sales for August 2015 today totaling 6,812, which is a decrease of 6% compared to August 2014.

Sales in August were led by the compact Mazda3 with 3,102 sold. The CX-5 was the second-best selling model for Mazda in August with 2,150 units sold, marking its best August sales on record. Along with the all-new 2016 Mazda CX-3 and CX-9, Mazda's CX line of crossovers enjoyed a 50% increase versus Mazda's crossover sales in August 2014.

Excitement continues to pour in for the all-new MX-5 roadster, which is building up inventory levels at Mazda dealers across the country, and it showed in the strength of its sales, increasing 105% year over year.

"We're really starting to see the excitement in our showrooms as consumers come in to see the first-ever CX-3 crossover and the fourth generation of our brand icon, the new MX-5 roadster," said Clark Colby, Director, Sales Operations. "These great new vehicles showcase the best new technology and design that Mazda has to offer, along with driving dynamics that really highlights our pride in building vehicles that put the fun back into driving."

In August, 94% of all Mazda vehicles sold were equipped with the fuel-efficient SKYACTIV Technology. With the addition of the new MX-5 roadster and CX-3 subcompact crossover into the lineup, Mazda is moving ever closer to offering SKYACTIV Technology in every vehicle in showrooms.

August Highlights

  • CX-5 sales increased 5% compared to August 2014; best August sales on record
  • CX-9 sales jumped 69%; best August sales since 2008
  • MX-5 sales shot up 105%, even as inventory levels continue to build
  • Crossover sales were up 50% compared to August 2014
  • SKYACTIV Technology vehicles accounted for 94% of all sales in August

  August   August   YOY   YTD   YTD   YOY
  2015   2014   Change   2015   2014   Change
Mazda2 29   208   -86.1%   714   1,652   -56.8%
Mazda3 3,102   4,203   -26.2%   24,762   29,167   -15.1%
Mazda5 160   313   -48.9%   2,048   2,842   -27.9%
Mazda6 218   338   -35.5%   1,817   2,203   -17.5%
MX-5 76   37   105.4%   423   451   -6.2%
Passenger Car 3,585   5,099   -29.7%   29,764   36,315   -18.0%
CX-3 906   -   -   3,437   -   -
CX-5 2,150   2,048   5.0%   14,718   13,328   10.4%
CX-9 171   101   69.3%   848   940   -9.8%
Light Truck 3,227   2,149   50.2%   19,003   14,268   33.2%
MAZDA TOTAL 6,812   7,248   -6.0%   48,767   50,583   -3.6%

About Mazda Canada Inc.
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.

For further information:

Contact: Sandra Lemaitre, Director, Public Relations
(905) 787-7167; slemaitr@mazda.ca


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