Mazda MX-5 Miata (overseas version)

Mazda US May sales down 4.3% at 280,000 units with MX-5 Miata sales favorable

In early June, Mazda North America reported its May new car sales for the US. Total sales were 28,328, which is 4.3% down from the previous year and marks the first decline in two months.

For passenger cars, the flagship Mazda 6 (Atenza in Japan) sold 5,027 units. This is down 9.9% from the previous year and marks the 7th month of decline.

The Mazda 3 (Axela in Japan) sold 10,127 units. This is down 1.8% from the previous year and marks the first decline in 2 months. The previous Mazda 2 (Demio in Japan) has already sold all of its stock. The Mazda 5 (Premacy in Japan) sold 37 units. This is 93.9% down from the same period last year and marks the 11th month of decline.

For the light truck category, which includes pickup trucks, and SUVs, the CX-5 sold 9,951 units. This is down 7.1% from the previous year and marks the 3rd month of year-on-year decline. The discontinued CX-9 sold 616 units, which is down 68% from the previous year and marks the 7th month of decline. The CX-3, which has sold favorably since its summer 2015 release, sold 1,570 units.

In sports cars, the new MX-5 Miata (Roadster in Japan) set a new record for May since its 2008 introduction with 1,000 units sold. This is 2.2 times last year’s May sales and marks the 12th month of growth.

Mazda’s sales for 2015 were its best in 20 years with 319,184 units. This represents 4.4% growth. Sales for the period of January to May 2016 were down 9.6% at 119,166 units.

(Translated by Greg Scott)