Mazda Canada Sales Increase 3% in June 2012

-- Momentum by CX-5 and Mazda3 carries Mazda Canada to best June since 2008 --

TORONTO, July 4, 2012 /CNW/ - Mazda Canada announced sales for June 2012 today, showing an increase of 3% over June 2011. With a total of 7,250 vehicles sold, Mazda Canada continues strong year-to-date sales, which are up 8% over 2011. Total sales for the first half of 2012 were 37,607.

June sales were led by Mazda3, selling 4,089 units and adding to year-to-date growth of 10% for the nameplate. Mazda3 is available with new fuel-saving SKYACTIV Technology, and sales were once again spurred by this new powertrain, contributing to 35% of all Mazda3 sales in June. With more horsepower and better fuel economy than most cars in its class, the Mazda3 is the perfect compact car for consumers who want to squeeze more kilometres out of every tank of gas without giving up the fun-to-drive characteristic possessed by every Mazda.

"Mazda3 has always been an important part of our line-up, and with the availability of the all-new SKYACTIV Technology, the Mazda3 has become the starting point in a new era of Mazda products," said David Klan, Senior Director, Sales, Marketing and Regional Operations, Mazda Canada. "We continue this journey forward with the CX-5, our first fully-SKYACTIV vehicle, which arrived earlier this year".

CX-5 demand continues to outstrip supply in Canada, as well as in all other markets globally. In response to this global demand for Mazda's SKYACTIV Technology, Mazda Motor Corporation announced yesterday (July 3) it will double production capacity at its engine plant in Hiroshima, Japan.

June Highlights

  • Total sales up 3.4% for the month and 8% year to date
  • 2013 Mazda CX-5 continued strong sales with 1,284 units sold in June
  • Mazda6 sales up 166% for the month
  • MX-5 sales up year-over-year for the fourth consecutive month

 
 
  June
2012
  June
2011
  %
Change
  YTD
2012
  YTD
2011
  %
Change
Mazda2   267   973   -72.6   2,988   4,934   -39.4
Mazda3   4,089   4,185   -2.3   20,223   18,447   9.6
Mazda5   470   557   -15.6   2,978   3,692   -19.3
Mazda6   721   271   166.1   1,889   1,916   -1.4
MX-5   95   64   48.4   426   291   46.4
RX-8   13   16   -18.8   43   61   -29.5
Mazda Passenger Car   5,655   6,066   -6.8   28,547   29,341   -2.7
                         
CX-5   1,284   0   n.a.   5,916   0   n.a.
CX-7   227   583   -61.1   2,105   2,697   -22.0
CX-9   84   102   -17.6   595   583   2.1
Tribute   0   259   -100.0   444   1,535   -71.1
B-Series   0   0   -100.0   0   661   -100.0
Mazda Light Truck   1,595   944   69.0   9,060   5,476   65.4
                         
MAZDA TOTAL   7,250   7,010   3.4   37,607   34,817   8.0

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:

Sandra Lemaitre, National Manager, Public Relations
(905) 787-7167; slemaitr@mazda.ca


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