My thoughts on all things motoring, press releases, reviews & techie stuff, from around the world.
Please note that the pictures of vehicles within this blog are used as examples of the specific press releases, on occasions, due to the lack of available official pictures, examples are re-produced.
ANY AND ALL PROFANITIES WILL BE REMOVED AND THE PERSON/S RESPONSIBLE WILL BE BANNED, NO EXCEPTIONS.
I will try my best to provide detailed info on various cars and what is like to live with them, I have already produced a few for Jaguar-car-forums, I will do my best to be unbiased, but it will be hard for some cars. I will re-produce press releases and copy from other motoring news.
Volvo Cars of North America, LLC, (VCNA) reported U.S. sales of 5,023 units, holding steady compared to May 2014. Year-to-date sales remain similar to last year. May 2015 was the second month of recorded registrations for the all new XC90, with 741 during that time.
Sales for the XC60 remained strong, with 1,707 units sold, a 10% increase from May 2014. The S60 was the second-most sold vehicle in May, with 1,507 purchased; the S80 saw a 33% increase in sales with 147 units sold.
Volvo Cars is midway through a global transformation that involves the complete renewal of Volvo’s product range beginning with the all-new XC90 luxury SUV, world-first safety technologies, a new design language, new powertrain architecture and a range of class-leading connectivity services.
Mazda North American Operations (MNAO) today reported May U.S. sales of 29,606 vehicles, representing a decrease of 0.4 percent versus last year. Through May, Mazda has sold 131,773 vehicles year-to-date.
Key May 2015 sales notes:
Mazda's outstanding sixth-generation vehicles (Mazda3, Mazda6, CX-5) have combined YTD sales up 8.16 percent and for the month of May are up 4.64 percent YOY.
Mazda CX-5, in its fourth year of sales, continues to set records. CX-5 had its best May ever in 2015 with 10,717 vehicles sold, an increase of 15.3 percent (9,291 vehicles in May 2014).
Mazda6 had its best month of May sales since 2006 with 5,580 vehicles sold, an increase of 2.2 percent year-over-year (YOY) (5,461 vehicles sold in May 2014).
Mazda CX-9 had a strong May for 2015 with 1,924 vehicles sold, an increase of 20.1 percent YOY (1,602 vehicles in May 2014).
As the company's sixth-generation of vehicle sales grow so does SKYACTIV® TECHNOLOGY. Mazda's no-compromise solution to driving performance and fuel efficiency has proven to be an affordable and beneficial solution for consumers. In May 2015, 90.0 percent of Mazdas sold were equipped with SKYACTIV TECHNOLOGY.
Mazda reported Certified Pre-Owned (CPO) May sales of 3,670 vehicles, up 0.2 percent YOY.
Mazda Motor de Mexico (MMdM) reported May sales of 4,785 vehicles, up 44.0 percent versus last year, making it the best May in MMdM history and the 28th consecutive month of YOY growth. Year-to-date sales for MMdM are up 53.0 percent with 21,596 vehicles sold.
Mazda North American Operations is headquartered in Irvine, Calif., and oversees the sales, marketing, parts and customer service support of Mazda vehicles in the United States and Mexico through more than 700 dealers.
Operations in Mexico are managed by Mazda Motor de Mexico in Mexico City.