FEBRUARY sales of Mazda cars have been the highest for 17 years with a massive 27,300 vehicles sold. UK sales are up six per cent and across Europe the brand is progressing well.
Ther Czech Republic, Slovakia, Russia and Greece all set February sales records. And Mazda sales across Europe leapt by 32 per cent during February to total 27,300 units – a rise of 6,600 units over 2007.
These sales put Mazda Motor Europe on course for an outstanding fiscal year result (April 07-March 08). Two countries achieved the highest fiscal-year-to-date volume ever in February – the UK, with 42,700 units sold in the 11 months since last April (up six per cent) and Portugal, with 4,300 units delivered (up 11 per cent).
A total of 20 countries reported sales increases during February. Leading the way was Mazda’s Czech Republic & Slovakia organisation, which achieved its highest-ever volume (up 120 per cent compared to February 2007) and achieved its best-ever market share of three percent.
Record monthly volumes were set in Russia, at 5,700 units (up 75 percent) and in Greece with sales up 77 percent, which recorded its seventh consecutive month of double or triple-digit growth.
Near-record performances were achieved in Spain (1,400 units sold) and in Denmark with a volume of 860 units (up six per cent) to score its best result in 16 years. Switzerland also had an outstanding month selling 740 units (up 25 per cent), its highest sales in 10 years.