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MAZDA ACHIEVES BEST JANUARY IN 13 YEARS
Sales up 6.0 Percent; MAZDA3 Celebrates Best January Ever
IRVINE, Calif. - Mazda North American Operations (MNAO) reported its best January since 1994 thanks to sales of 19,265 vehicles for January 2007, accounting for a 6.0 percent increase versus last year.
January sales were led in volume by continued strong sales of the wildly popular MAZDA3, which reported sales of 7,653 units, a 25.3 percent increase versus last year. The innovative MAZDA5 multi-activity vehicle continues to be a strong seller as it posted sales of 1,326, an 8.7 percent increase versus last year.
Mazda's all-new 2007 CX-9 three-row, seven-passenger crossover SUV will be arriving in dealerships later this month with a starting MSRP of $29,035. The CX-9 features a six-speed automatic transmission mated to a 3.5-liter V6 engine that pumps out 263 horsepower and 249 lb-ft of torque.
"Our strong sales momentum from last year has carried over into this year enabling us to start the new calendar year off on the right foot," said Jim O'Sullivan, president and CEO, Mazda North American Operations. "Our vehicle lineup continues to expand as we welcome the CX-9 to the Mazda family later this month. We now offer a full spectrum of vehicles that appeal to all types of consumers' needs from heart-pounding sports cars to stylish sedans to sporty crossover SUVs - all with the soul of a sports car."
Headquartered in Irvine, Calif., Mazda North American Operations oversees the sales, marketing, parts and customer service support of Mazda vehicles in the United States, Canada and Mexico through nearly 900 dealers. Operations in Canada are managed by Mazda Canada, Inc., located in Ontario, Canada, and in Mexico by Mazda Motor de Mexico in Mexico City.