2006 Marks Best Year Ever for Mazda in UK

Mazda has claimed 2.1 percent share of UK passenger cars market. Mazda new car sales set an all-time record during 2006 with 50,166 vehicle sold for the first time ever, giving the Japanese car maker a 7.2 percent rise over 2005. “British car buyers are clearly finding the Mazda product range more and more attractive,” enthused Rob Lindley, Managing Director of Mazda Motors UK. “During 2006 the introduction of the upgraded Mazda3 range, plus full availability of the new Mazda MX-5 and Mazda5 models launched in 2005 boosted our brand”s appeal and helped us to out-perform the market trend in a big way.

Mazda UK Sales
2006

Mazda6
13,984

Mazda3
13,630

Mazda MX-5
8,593

Mazda5
4,944

Mazda RX-8
4,696

Mazda2
3,784

Mazda B-Series / BT-50
535

Grand total
50,166 [+ 7.2%]

Passenger Car Market share
2.1%

Source: Mazda

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