Sales of Mazda Vehicles Set All-Time Record in Canada

    - Sales surpass 86,000 for the first time in the Company's history -

    RICHMOND HILL, ON, Jan. 3 /CNW/ - Mazda Canada set its fourth consecutive
annual sales record by retailing 86,659 vehicles in 2007, a 7% increase over
the 81,007 vehicles sold in 2006. The year closed with exceptionally strong
sales for the month in which Mazda sold 4,811 vehicles, a record for the month
of December, and a 4% increase compared to December 2006.
    Sales of Mazda passenger cars and light trucks increased in 2007.
Passenger car sales totalled 70,850 units, representing a 2.4% year-over-year
increase. Light truck sales of 15,809 units represented a 34% increase over
    "Demand for our CX-7 and CX-9 crossover utility vehicles has propelled
Mazda sales to record levels in Canada. It is especially encouraging to see
our success in Canada expand beyond our reputation for cars like the Mazda3
and Mazda5," said Don Romano, President of Mazda Canada Inc.
    Driving Mazda's growth in 2007 was the continuing strong demand for the
compact Mazda3, the compact, six-seat, Mazda5, and crossover utility vehicles.
Mazda's top-selling vehicle, the Mazda3, retained its position as the second
best-selling car in Canada with a total of 48,236 sales in 2007, a 1% increase
over last year's total. Sales of the Mazda5 increased by 35% over 2006 to
11,690 units. The CX-7 compact crossover utility vehicle had a 42%
year-over-year sales increase to 4,729 units, while the CX-9 intermediate
crossover recorded 2,117 sales in its first year 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

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