Mazda ekes out increase in June


Mazda Canada announced sales for June were up three per cent over June 2011.

With a total of 7,250 vehicles sold, Mazda Canada continues strong year-to-date sales, which are up eight per cent over last year. Total sales for the first half of 2012 sit at 37,607.

June sales were led by Mazda3, selling 4,089 units and adding to year-to-date growth of 10 per cent 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 per cent of all Mazda3 sales in June.

“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 of 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 July 3 it will double production capacity at its engine plant in Hiroshima, Japan.

Other June highlights for Mazda included 1,284 CX-5 units sold; Mazda6 sales up 166 per cent for the month; and MX-5 sales up year-over-year for the fourth consecutive month.