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Saturday, 10 June 2017
USA SALES MAY - MAZDA - the japanese brand saw sales drop, even with some record numbers.
Mazda North American Operations (MNAO) today reported May U.S. sales of 26,047 vehicles, representing a decrease of 7.9 percent versus May of last year. Year-to-date sales through May are up 0.1 percent versus last year, with 119,282 vehicles sold.
With best ever sales for some models, the main sedan sales are all down, the Mazda3 is down 32%, the Mazda6 down 46% the CX-9 was up 221.8%, 18.9% Growth on the CX-5 abd the CX-3 was about even on the same time a year earlier, the world famous sports car, the MX-5 was up a decent 22.6% YTD was up 31.9%. Overall for the month, sales were down, which is a surprise as there are so many updated and new models within the range.
Key May sales notes:
The Mazda CX-5 posted its best-ever May, with 11,819 vehicles sold, marking an increase of 18.9 percent year-over-year (YOY). This number includes a mix of remaining 2016.5 models and the all-new 2017 CX-5, which went on sale at the end of March.
Momentum around the Mazda MX-5 continues, with the roadster posting a YOY increase of 22.6 percent in the month of May. Total sales, which includes both the MX-5 soft top and MX-5 RF, reached 1,226 vehicles sold in the month of May.
Sales of the seven-passenger Mazda CX-9 rose 221.8 percent YOY with 1,982 vehicles sold in the month of May.
Total sales of Mazda‘s CX crossover SUV line, including the CX-3, CX-5 and CX-9, were up 26.5 percent YOY with 15,338 vehicles sold in the month of May. Among CX buyers, Mazda customers continue to choose the AWD option, with 61 percent of CX-line vehicles sold in May being equipped with i-ACTIV All-Wheel Drive.
Mazda Motor de Mexico (MMdM) reported May sales of 4,209 vehicles, up 15 percent versus May of last year.