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Despite Industry Slowing, Mazda Receives Support from Mazda2, Mazda6 and CX-5 -In September Sales


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IRVINE, CA--Oct. 1, 2013: Mazda North American Operations (MNAO) today reported September U.S. sales of 22,464 vehicles, representing a decrease of 6.9 percent versus last year. Year-to-date sales through September are up 5.3 percent versus last year, with 220,490 vehicles sold.

Key September sales notes:

The critical sales normally attributed to the Labor Day holiday occurred in August this year, rather than in September as last year. Mazda2 showed a 153 percent increase year-over-year (YOY) with 1,916 vehicles sold. The all-new Mazda6 continues to grab consumer attention with outstanding looks and hybrid-like fuel consumption. During the month of September, Mazda6 accounted for 3,168 vehicles sold and an increase of 126 percent YOY. Additionally, along with the 2014 Mazda3, Mazda 6 was today named to the North American Car of the Year "short list". Mazda CX-5 didn't need the Labor Day selling weekend to out-perform last year's sales totals. Representing an increase of 41 percent, Mazda reported 6,280 CX-5s sold. Mazda's SKYACTIV® TECHNOLOGY accounted for 72 percent of total sales in the month of September, as consumers continue to demand fuel efficiency without compromising driving dynamics.