Projected market share
records set in Greece and Italy
Leverkusen - Mazda Motor
Europe recorded sales volumes of nearly 26,000 units last month and a
projected market share of 1.7 percent. This result nearly equals last
April's record performance and came during a period which saw the industry
decline by 1.6 percent.
Thirteen individual markets
equalled or exceeded their sales objectives, with four markets recording
milestones for the month. Russia set an all-time record for volume in
April, with sales up 196 percent over last April. Spain also recorded its
best monthly result ever for volume, increasing sales by 23 percent. April
market share records were set in Greece, projected to be at 2.1 percent,
and in Italy, projected at 0.9 percent, which equals the April market
share record set last year.
Also recording outstanding
results in April were Sweden, where sales jumped by 68 percent and in
Denmark, which increased sales by 65 percent compared to last April.
"Our April sales held
steady in tough market conditions across Europe," said James Muir,
Vice President of Sales, "allowing us to start the new fiscal year on
good footing. We will definitely build on this during the coming months as
we roll out the Mazda5, Mazda6 Facelift, Mazda6 MPS and the third
generation of the Mazda MX-5."