On August 3, Mazdaâ€™s Chinese subsidiary announced its sales results for July 2016 in China. Overall sales grew by a significant 30.2% year on year, to 21,510 units, resulting in a surplus for the second straight month.
Leading the way were Mazdaâ€™s three SKACTIV technology-equipped models, the Atenza, Axela and CX-5, as well as their popular new CX-4 sport-utility-vehicle.
Mazdaâ€™s joint ventures in China consist of FAW Mazda (with FAW Group) and Changan Mazda (with Changan Automobile). In July, sales for FAW Mazda climbed 32.5% yoy, to 7,789 units, and Changan Mazda grew 29% yoy, to 13,721 units.
In 2015, Mazda recorded 235,261 units, a sales increase of 11.5% from the previous year and a surplus for the second year in a row. This was its highest figures since recording 239,709 units back in 2010.
So far in 2016 (January to July), Mazda has sold 139,033 units in China, up 4.9% from a year ago. The Japanese automaker is targeting a 2% increase to the 240,000-unit mark for the Chinese market in 2016.