On May 3, Mazda published its April China new car sales figures. Total sales were 19,731 units. This represents 4.1% year-on-year growth and marks the first growth in two months.
Three Skyactiv-equipped models led the month’s favorable sales, the Mazda 6, Mazda 3 and CX-5.
Mazda has two joint ventures in China, FAW Mazda with First Automobile Works Group and Changan Ford Mazda with Chang’An Automobile Group. For the period of January to April, FAW Mazda’s sales were down 30.1% at 20,232 units. On the other hand, Changan Ford Mazda saw 16.3% year-on-year growth at 57,545 units.
Mazda’s 2015 new car sales in China totaled 235,261 units. This represents 11.5% year-on-year growth and marks the second year of growth. It was second only to 2010, which saw record sales of 239,709 units.
Mazda’s China new car sales for January to April 2016 decreased 1.3% at 77,777 units. The company’s goal for 2016 is 2% growth at 240,000 units.
(Translated by Greg Scott)