Mazda Reports Big Sales Increase in Europe in May 2013
For the year-to-date figures, 61,160 new Mazdas were registered in the first five months of 2013, 6.9% more than during the same period in 2012.
To blame for this are the new Mazda6 and CX-5, both of which are brand new models less than a year old. Demand was particularly high in Germany, where sales of the Mazda6 and CX-5 rose 63.0% and 118% year-on-year, respectively.
“The European automobile market has been difficult, to put it mildly, so it’s very encouraging to see our hard work bringing results,” explained Phil J. Waring, Chief Operating Officer, Mazda Motor Europe. “Mazda has become profitable again, and the new SKYACTIV models in the pipeline should help us continue to boost sales and our bottom line on a sustainable basis.”