On July 4, Mazdaâ€™s joint ventures in China announced their sales results for June 2016. According to these results, Mazdaâ€™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.
Mazdaâ€™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, Mazdaâ€™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.