On January 4, Mazdaâ€™s Chinese corporation announced its sales results for new cars in China for December 2015. Total unit sales grew 15% from the previous year to 25,071 units, resulting in a surplus for the 11th month in a row.
The Atenza, Axela, and CX-5 featuring Mazdaâ€™s SKYACTIV technology, continued to lead the way for the month of December. The Axela was especially successful in this month with nearly 12,000 units, doubling its results from the previous year. This is due to the tax reduction on compact models that was introduced in China last October.
Mazdaâ€™s joint ventures in China consist of two companies: FAW Mazda (with FAW Automotive) and Changâ€™an Mazda (with Changâ€™an Automobile). For December, sales for FAW Mazda fell 15.3% to 8,166 units, while sales for Changâ€™an Mazda grew significantly by 39% to 16,905 units.
Mazdaâ€™s sales in China for 2014 were 211,013 units. This was a 13% increase resulting in its first surplus in four years. In 2015, sales grew 11.5% to 235,261 units for its second surplus in a row. This was their second highest figure ever following its achievement of 239,709 units in 2010.
Mazdaâ€™s results surpassed its sales target of 220,000 units for 2015.