Mazda Canada Announces Sales Results for May 2013

-- CX-5 Sees Best Sales Month Since Introduction -- 
TORONTO, June 3, 2013 /CNW/ - Mazda Canada announced sales for May 2013 today 
totaling 6,904, which represents a decrease of 2% compared to May 2012. Total 
year-to-date sales of 30,324 are holding steady through the first five months 
of 2013. 
Sales in May were led by the compact Mazda3, with 4,002 sold. Over 55% of all 
Mazda3's sold in May were equipped with the fuel-efficient SKYACTIV 
Technology; SKYACTIV Technology-equipped models accounted for 64% of total 
vehicles sold in May. 
For 2014, the CX-5 offers a more powerful 2.5L engine, which features 184 
horsepower and excellent fuel economy. The new engine choice for the CX-5 
helped push sales higher, increasing the year-over-year sales by 42% for the 
best sales month on record so far. 
"When the CX-5 was introduced just over a year ago, it put the crossover 
segment on notice with excellent fuel economy and driving dynamics," said Kory 
Koreeda, President, Mazda Canada. "Now with the new, more powerful 2.5L 
engine, the CX-5 appeals to even more consumers, and it shows with the best 
sales month to date." 
Sales of the all-new SKYACTIV Mazda6 continue to increase, with a 7% gain over 
May 2012. The Mazda2 and MX-5 also experienced positive gains in May, 
increasing 13% and 37%, respectively. 
May Highlights 


    --  CX-5 sales are up 42% YOY and is best month on record
    --  Mazda6 sales rise by 7% compared to May 2012
    --  MX-5 has best May sales since 2009
    --  SKYACTIV Technology vehicles accounted for 64% of all sales in
        May
                       May   May      %           YTD    YTD      %
                      2013  2012 Change          2013   2012 Change

Mazda2                 301   267   12.7         2,219  2,721  -18.4

Mazda3               4,002 4,240   -5.6        16,134 16,134    0.0

Mazda5                 236   505  -53.3         1,465  2,508  -41.6

Mazda6                 335   313    7.0         2,455  1,168  110.2

MX-5                   116    85   36.5           303    331   -8.5

RX-8                     -     5 -100.0             -     30 -100.0

Passenger Car        4,990 5,415   -7.8        22,576 22,892   -1.4
                                                                   

CX-5                 1,851 1,308   41.5         6,948  4,632   50.0

CX-7                     -   278 -100.0             -  1,878 -100.0

CX-9                    63    66   -4.5           800    511   56.6

Tribute                  -     0 -100.0             -    444 -100.0

Light Truck          1,914 1,652   15.9         7,748  7,465    3.8
                                                                   

MAZDA TOTAL          6,904 7,067   -2.3        30,324 30,357   -0.1


Mazda Canada Inc. is responsible for the sales and marketing, customer service 
and parts support of Mazda vehicles in Canada. Headquartered in Richmond Hill, 
Ontario, Mazda Canada has a nationwide network of 165 dealerships. For 
additional information visit Mazda Canada's media website at www.media.mazda.ca

Contact:Sandra Lemaitre, National Manager, Public Relations (905) 
787-7167;slemaitr@mazda.ca

SOURCE: Mazda Canada Inc.

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