Mazda sales off 3.4 percent in October, CX-7 continues strong sales
(autoinsidernews) - Mazda today announced lower October sales compared to the same period last year. Despite sales of 4,272 of Mazda's all-new CX-7 crossover, October sales were down by 3.4 percent, primarily on a sharp decline of its most popular model, the MAZDA3, due to lack of availability, reports Trend.
Two factors negatively affected our overall sales picture this month, our lack of MAZDA3's and our planned reduction in fleet sales, said Jim O'Sullivan, MNAO president and CEO. However, our overall retail sales are up year over year and we nearly beat last October's sales, thanks to another dramatic monthly increase in CX-7 sales, which are being driven by strong media praise and consumer enthusiasm.
Mazda's year-to-date sales are up by three percent over the first 10 months of 2005.