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MAZDA SKYACTIV® TECHNOLOGY VEHICLES EXCEED SALES EXPECTATIONS

- Mazda Responds to High Global Demand for SKYACTIV TECHNOLOGY by Doubling Annual Engine Production Capacity -

Jul 3, 2012

IRVINE, Calif., July 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Mazda North American Operations (MNAO) today reported June U.S. sales of 19,911 vehicles, representing an increase of 3.1 percent versus last year. Year-to-date sales through June are up 17.5 percent (16.0 percent DSR) versus last year, with 143,797 vehicles sold.

Key June sales notes:

  • In response to global demand far outstripping expectations for Mazda's SKYACTIV® TECHNOLOGYMazda Motor Corporation has announced it will double production capacity of the state-of-the-art powertrain at its engine plant in Hiroshima, Japan.
  • In the U.S., Mazda's total SKYACTIV® TECHNOLOGY vehicle sales for June (comprised of CX-5 and certain models of Mazda3) account for 55 percent of the company's total sales for the month.
  • Mazda3 had its best June since 2008 with 8,835 vehicles sold. In particular, the SKYACTIV-equipped model represented 73.6 percent of Mazda3 vehicles sold for the month.
  • The all-new 2013 Mazda CX-5 is proving to be a popular choice as the award-winning compact crossover SUV remains one of the fastest-turning vehicles in the industry, with many dealers reporting more customers than inventory.  In its fourth full month of sales, 4,551 CX-5s were sold in June, representing a 15.0 percent increase from last month.  
  • As summer heats up, the Mazda MX-5 had its best June since 2008 with 659 vehicles sold.

Mazda Motor de Mexico (MMdM) reported June sales of 2,084 vehicles, up 5.0 percent versus June of last year. 

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.

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Month-To-Date

Year-To-Date

Jun   

Jun   

%

% MTD

Jun   

Jun   

%

% YTD

2012

2011

Change

DSR

2012

2011

Change

DSR

Mazda2

938

1,081

(13.2)%

(16.4)%

10,151

7,440

36.4%

34.7%

Mazda3

8,835

8,612

2.6%

(1.2)%

59,527

51,544

15.5%

14.0%

Mazda5

1,013

1,659

(38.9)%

(41.2)%

6,945

11,781

(41.0)%

(41.8)%

Mazda6

1,410

1,968

(28.4)%

(31.0)%

25,369

15,572

62.9%

60.8%

MX-5 Miata

659

507

30.0%

25.2%

3,426

3,085

11.1%

9.6%

RX-8

1

65

(98.5)%

(98.5)%

80

479

(83.3)%

(83.5)%

CX-5

4,551

-

N/A

N/A

16,031

-

N/A

N/A

CX-7 *

672

2,631

(74.5)%

(75.4)%

10,659

15,586

(31.6)%

(32.5)%

CX-9

1,831

2,429

(24.6)%

(27.4)%

11,108

15,539

(28.5)%

(29.4)%

Tribute

1

355

(99.7)%

(99.7)%

501

1,353

(63.0)%

(63.4)%

Total Vehicles

CARS

12,856

13,892

(7.5)%

(10.9)%

105,498

89,901

17.3%

15.8%

TRUCKS

7,055

5,415

30.3%

25.5%

38,299

32,478

17.9%

16.4%

TOTAL

19,911

19,307

3.1%

(0.7)%

143,797

122,379

17.5%

16.0%

MEMO:

IMPORT CAR

11,446

11,924

(4.0)%

80,129

74,329

7.8%

IMPORT TRUCK

7,054

5,060

39.4%

37,798

31,125

21.4%

IMPORT TOTAL

18,500

16,984

8.9%

117,927

105,454

11.8%

DOMESTIC CAR

1,410

1,968

(28.4)%

25,369

15,572

62.9%

DOMESTIC TRUCK

1

355

(99.7)%

501

1,353

(63.0)%

DOMESTIC TOTALS

1,411

2,323

(39.3)%

25,870

16,925

52.9%

Selling Days

27

26

155

153

* Mazda CX-7 has been discontinued as of the 2012 model year.

SOURCE Mazda North American Operations

For further information: Halie Schmidt, Mazda Information Bureau, +1-949-223-2308, or Jeremy Barnes, Mazda North American Operations, +1-949-727-6844

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