-- 10,341 highest monthly sales total in Mazda's history --
RICHMOND HILL, ON, May 1 /CNW/ - Mazda Canada sold 10,341 vehicles in
April, the highest monthly sales total in the Company's thirty-nine year
history in Canada. April's sales exceeded the previous monthly record by 192
units, established in April 2005 when the Company sold 10,149 vehicles.
Mazda's year-over-year sales increased 27% from April 2006 when 8,143
vehicles were sold. Year-to-date sales for Mazda total 28,090, up 21% from the
same period in 2006.
"Canadians continue their love affair with small, fuel efficient,
vehicles, at least based upon sales of the Mazda3 and Mazda5," said Don
Romano, president of Mazda Canada Inc. "What we also find especially
encouraging is that consumer response to our new crossover utility vehicles,
the CX-7 and CX-9, is proving to be quite strong as well," he continued.
Mazda's record setting month was fuelled by sharp increases in sales of
Mazda3, up 18%, and Mazda5, up 114%, over April 2006. Mazda's recently
introduced crossover utility vehicles, the CX-7 and CX-9, also sold well,
accounting for a combined 841 sales in April.
For the first four months of 2007, Mazda3 sales total 15,420, an increase
of 18% over the same period in 2006. Mazda5 sales total 3802, up 70%
year-to-date over the same period in 2006. Mazda's CX-7 crossover utility
vehicle, introduced last May, has year-to-date sales of 1,933 units while the
intermediate-size CX-9, introduced in February of this year, has sold 688
units in its first three months on the market.
Mazda Canada Inc. is responsible for the sales and marketing, customer
service and parts support of Mazda vehicles in Canada. Headquartered in
Richmond Hill, Ontario, Mazda Canada has a nationwide network of 160
dealerships. For additional information visit Mazda Canada's media website at