Mazda slips 71 as little minivan is phased out
The conclusion of the route has arrived for Mazda's small minivan.
The Japanese auto-maker noted today that its U.S. revenue dropped 7.1% last month to 27,157 models, mainly because of a phaseout of the six-seat Mazda5. Mazda offered only 551 models of the Mazda5 in July, down 6 4%, and intends to retire the version after in 2013 as another casualty of an industry change toward cross-overs.
It was a "transitional month" for Mazda, Us revenue leader Ron Stettner said in a statement. But by means of the new CX3 subcompact crossover and MX5 Miata roadster heading on-sale this summer, he explained, "look for equally to strengthen sales."
Mazda ceased constructing the Mazda5 for the U.S. industry at its home-town factory in Hiroshima, Japan, in June. The business intends to offer its remaining stock of US-spec mini-vans until the supply is exhausted a few months from now.
A couple of months after that, Mazda will have some thing new for households: a redesigned CX9 cross over, planned to produce its debut in the Los Angeles Auto-Show.
Excluding the Mazda5 as well as the Mazda2 sub-compact, which can be also being pulled in the U.S. line this yr, Mazda's revenue held steady in July. Sales of the Mazda3 compact-car and CX5 compact cross over increased 1% and 5%, respectively.
Overall this season, Mazda offered 186,153 automobiles in the United States through July, up 0.3%.
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