Registrations for new Mazda cars surge in May

JonathanJune 25, 2013

Mazda has recorded encouraging figures in its latest report, revealing that new registrations rocketed in May against a backdrop of contraction for the passenger car market in Europe.

It was the biggest year-on-year gain last month for any company selling on the continent, with a 29.8 per cent rise compared to May 2012. In total during the first five months of this year 61,160 new Mazdas have been registered, which is 6.9 per cent more than during the same period in 2012.

This was in contrast to the overall figure for Europe which has fallen by 6.8 per cent, while Mazda has also increased its overall market share in Europe to 1.2 per cent so far in 2013.

Phil Waring, chief executive officer of Mazda Motor Europe, said: “The European automobile market has been difficult to put it mildly, so it’s very encouraging to see our hard work bringing results. Mazda has become profitable again, and the new SKYACTIV models in the pipeline should help us continue boost sales and our bottom line on a sustainable basis.”

Mazda said that its surge in sales in mainly down to the new-generation models which it has released, including the Mazda6 which was launched at the start of this year, along with the compact SUV which was available for business leasing from 2012.

The Mazda6 is available over a 48-month period from just £282.58 per month for the 1.8 S five-door model.

For this, drivers will be able to enjoy the vehicle’s superior interior quality and excellent technical specifications. It is capable of doing 0-62mph in 11.6 seconds, with a top speed of 123mph. Motorists will be able to get around 41 miles per gallon from their fuel, while the luggage capacity with the seats down is 1,250 cubic litres, providing plenty of room for carrying boxes and other items.

Inside the cabin, power steering, manual air conditioning and a single play CD/radio with MP3 compatibility makes the drive even more comfortable.

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