Mazda Axela (Chinese model)

Mazda sales up 16% to 20,000 units in China; June results

On July 4, Mazda’s joint ventures in China announced their sales results for June 2016. According to these results, Mazda’s overall sales grew 15.7% from the previous year, to 20,132 units, resulting in its first surplus in three months.

Sales for June were led again by its three SKYACTIV-equipped models, the Atenza, Axela and CX-5.

Mazda’s joint ventures in China consist of FAW Mazda (with FAW Automotive) and Changan Mazda (with Changan Automobile). In June, sales for FAW Mazda declined 14.9% yoy to 6,068 units, while Changan Mazda maintained its success climbing 37% to 14,064 units.

In 2015, Mazda’s sales in China grew for the second year in a row, rising 11.5% to 235,261 units. This was their second highest sales ever following the 239,709 units recorded in 2010.

For the first-half of 2016 (January to June), Mazda has sold 117,523 units (up 1.3% yoy) in China. For 2016, the Japanese automaker is targeting a 2% increase to the 240,000-unit mark for the Chinese market.