The 2015 Mazda 6 (Atenza)

Mazda sales in the US achieve highest figures in 20 years

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.

Mazda’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. Mazda’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.