New Sales Record for Mazda UK
Mazda UK achieved record sales in March of 10,100 vehicles. The sales success comes on the back of the new Mazda MX-5, the new Mazda5, Mazda6 and continued enthusiasm for the Mazda RX-8. The March sales figures also give Mazda a new record for the first quarter of 2006 with total sales of 15,994 vehicles for the period. This contrasts with Mazda sales in 2001 when the Japanese marque sold just 15,800 for the full year.
The Mazda MX-5, the world’s best selling roadster, and voted as the UK’s best handling car, was replaced with a new model at the end of last year. The new Mazda MX-5 has already received a number of media awards and is already selling in higher numbers than the old model.
Another popular car with the UK motoring public is the Mazda RX-8 and with its award winning, unique rotary engine and freestyle doors, it is a true four seat coupe that won more endurance races in the Britcar Series in 2005 than any other team. With 50 per cent of all European RX-8 sales finding their way into British garages this car endorses the UK love affair with sports cars.