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Mazda Announces December 2004 Sales

IRVINE, Calif., Jan. 4, 2005 -- Mazda North American Operations today released the following sales figures for December 2004:

                       Mazda Sales - December 2004

                          Month-To-Date               Year-To-Date

                 December   December    %     December   December      %
                   2004       2003    Change    2004       2003      Change

  Protege              3     3,479    -99.9%    6,371    68,788     -90.7%

  Mazda3           5,418     1,921    182.0%   76,080     2,081    3555.9%

  626                  1         1      0.0%       15     1,629     -99.1%

  Mazda6           7,006     8,778    -20.2%   72,148    66,118       9.1%

  Millenia             0        10    100.0%       18     1,812     -99.0%

  Miata              683       536     27.4%    9,356    10,920     -14.3%

  RX8              1,353     2,079     34.9%   23,690    12,346      91.9%

  MPV              1,671     2,336     28.5%   24,860    30,689     -19.0%

  Mazda Truck        661       951    -30.5%   10,266    14,970     -31.4%

  Tribute          4,070     2,965     37.3%   41,078    49,512     -17.0%

  Total Vehicles

  CARS            14,464    16,804    -13.9%  187,678   163,694      14.7%

  TRUCKS           6,402     6,252      2.4%   76,204    95,171     -19.9%

  TOTAL           20,866    23,056     -9.5%  263,882   258,865       1.9%

  MEMO:

  IMPORT CAR       7,457     8,025     -7.1%  115,515    95,947      20.4%
  IMPORT TRUCK     1,671     2,336    -28.5%   24,860    30,689     -19.0%
  IMPORT TOTAL     9,128    10,361    -11.9%  140,375   126,636      10.8%

  DOMESTIC CAR     7,007     8,779    -20.2%   72,163    67,747       6.5%
  DOMESTIC TRUCK   4,731     3,916     20.8%   51,344    64,482     -20.4%
  DOMESTIC TOTALS 11,738    12,695     -7.5%  123,507   132,229      -6.6%

   Note:  Protege, 626 and Millennia are discontinued vehicles.