Big Month for New Mazda6, Best-Ever Month for CX-3 Guide Mazda to Sales Increase in May
Mazda sold 29,980 vehicles in the United States in May, good for a 15.1 percent year-over-year increase. This growth was driven in no small part by a 63.8 percent increase for the Mazda6, which grew from 2,708 units sold in May 2017 to 4,437 vehicles delivered last month.
The significant uptick in sales of this sedan coincides with the launch of the 2018 Mazda6, which boasts bold new styling and is offered for the first time ever in a Signature trim. The Mazda6 helped guide Mazda cars to a 3 percent year-over-year increase, more than offsetting an 11.7 percent year-over-year downturn from the Mazda3 and a 13.9 dip in sales for the MX-5 Miata.
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Mazda SUV sales were strong across the board and up 16 percent overall at 18,505 total units delivered. The CX-3 saw its best-ever sales month with an 18.6 percent increase and 1,823 vehicles delivered. The CX-5 set a new May record with deliveries totaling 14,173 vehicles and a 15.3 percent year-over-year increase. The CX-9 finished just shy of a new record with deliveries totaling 2,509 vehicles and a 21.7 percent year-over-year increase. All told, CX-line sales were up 20.6 percent year-over-year.
May was also a record month for Mazda Certified Pre-Owned vehicles. Mazda CPO sales rose 21 percent year-over-year to 4,823 vehicles. Sales were also strong for Mazda Motor de Mexico, increasing 2.4 percent year-over-year to 4,308 vehicles.
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Through five months, Mazda’s sales in the United States total 137,031 vehicles, up 14.9 percent from its total through May 2017.