On January 6, Mazda North American Operations announced its 2015 results of new car sales for the US market. Total unit sales increased by 4.4% to 319,184 units, recording its highest-ever figures in the past 20 years.
Mazdaâ€™s success was led by its CX-5 SUV. In 2015, the CX-5 sold 111,450 units with sales growing by 12.4% from the previous year. The Mazda 6 (the Atenza, in Japan) also did well, rising 8.8% to 57,897 units.
The Mazda 3 (the Axela, in Japan) exceeded the 100,000-unit mark by gaining 2.8% to 107,885 units, resulting in a surplus for the second straight year. Mazdaâ€™s top-of-the-line SUV, the CX-9 dropped 24.9% to 18,048 units, as it did not release any new models.
Moreover, its entry-model Mazda 2 (the previous Demio, in Japan) recorded 297 units, dropping significantly by 97.8% from the year before. Meanwhile, the MX-5 Miata (the Roadster, in Japan) featuring its new model, surged 81.1% to 8,591 units.
The CX-3 compact crossover, which was newly released to the US market in the middle of 2015, sold 6,406 units.