SHANGHAI – Sales of Mazda-branded vehicles hit 16,853 units in November in the China market, a 67 percent surge from a year earlier, according to a statement made by Mazda Motor (China) Co., Ltd. in mid-December.
Mazda’s China sales totaled 153,827 units in the first 11 months of 2009, up 34 percent year-on-year, closing to its yearly goal of 170,000 units.
FAW-Mazda Motor Sales Co., Ltd. (FAW-Mazda) sold 9,378 Mazda 6 sedans in the first 11 months, up 30 percent against the same period a year ago.
The Mazda 2 and Mazda 3 compact cars, produced and distributed by Chang’an-Ford-Mazda Automobile Co., Ltd. (Chang’an-Ford-Mazda), saw robust sales of 7,475 units in the January-November period in 2010, up 160 percent year-on-year.
FAW-Mazda and Chang’an-Ford-Mazda had 245 dealerships in operation at the end of October, and the two companies plan to add more to increase their sales.
The imported Mazda 3 hatchback and Mazda CX-7 sport utility vehicle made their China debut at the Guangzhou auto show in late November. The imported Mazda 3 hatchback is scheduled to be distributed in China by Chang’an-Ford-Mazda while the Mazda CX-7 is available in FAW-Mazda’s dealership network, a Mazda China PR manager told CBU/CAR.
Meanwhile, FAW-Mazda has also added the new Mazda 6 2.0L model to its lineup in China. The Japanese automaker aims to further expand its Chinese product portfolio and sales network in the future.