Mazda6 Has Best September in 9 Years; CX-5 Has Best September Ever

The Mazda brand is on the rise, and the CX-5 and Mazda6 both enjoyed record months in September. Thanks to the success of these two models, Mazda sales in North America climbed 6.7% over sales from September 2013; year-to-date sales are up 9.3% with 240,953 models sold through September.

“The past two years have seen a September sales month without the Labor Day holiday, which can present a challenge for our dealers, yet we still reported a year-over-year increase,” said Ron Stettner, vice president of sales, MNAO. “Sales growth continues to be the product of strong dealer support and SKYACTIV Technology, specifically the quality, fuel efficiency, technology and value found in Mazda3, Mazda6 and CX-5.”

Mazda6 Has Best September in 9 YearsWhen we say the “Mazda6 Has Best September in 9 Years” we mean it, and sales of the CX-5 were the best that they have ever been in September. The Mazda6 delivered 4,263 vehicles for a 34.6% year-over-year increase, and the CX-5 moved 8,097 vehicles for a 28.9% year-over-year increase.

As has been the trend, a huge percentage of Mazda’s overall sales belonged to vehicles powered by SKYACTIV® Technology. September was no different, with more than 84% of all Mazdas sold using the brand’s efficient technology.

Additionally, Mazda Certified Pre-Owned vehicles were up 17% with 3,513 vehicles moved in the month of September.

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Mazda Scores More Fleet Sales with Efficiency of SKYACTIV Technology

If you operate a fleet of vehicles, one major concern is fuel costs. Having a fuel-efficient fleet can save hundreds or even thousands of dollars every year. With Mazda’s impressive fuel-efficient SKYACTIV Technology, it is capturing a larger part of the fleet industry every year.

Mazda reports that year-over-year fleet sales in the UK have risen 80 percent for the 2013-2014 fiscal year.

Chris Stableford, Mazda’s UK fleet sales manager, said at a Fleet Show in Silvertone, UK, “Fleet operators and company car drivers are looking to save money and Skyactiv technology in the all-new Mazda3, Mazda6 and Mazda CX-5 enables them to do just that.”

SKYACTIV technology combines lightweight materials, aerodynamics, and fuel-efficient engines to create a vehicle that is not only efficient, but is fun to drive, too.

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2.5-liter Skyactiv Engine Powers All-New 2014 Mazda CX-5

Mazda’s new 2014 Mazda CX-5 crossover is giving drivers an experience like never before. Mazda’s new crossover will debut a 2.5-liter Skyactiv engine delivering 184 horsepower and 185 lb-ft. of torque. This is a 29 horsepower and 35 lb-ft. of torque upgrade from Mazda’s existing 2.0-liter engine. With more power and efficiency, the CX-5 has successfully beat-out several competing crossovers in its class.

While boasting more power, the new 2.5-liter engine will not guzzle anymore gas. The Skyactiv engine has been rated as returning 25 mpg in the city and 32 mpg on the highway for front-wheel driving. The all-wheel-drive models are not much different, rated at 24 city/ 30 highway mpg. This is about two miles per gallon less than the 2.0-liter engine was returning, which is impressive for such a powerful engine. One of the reasons for these great efficiency ratings is the much lighter body the new Mazda CX-5 is sporting as well.

The new small crossover also received a few small technology upgrades. The Mazda CX-5 now features Smart City Brake Support. This system uses a laser sensor that is mounted at the top of the windshield to detect objects on the road ahead. If an object is detected, the brake system is pressurized to reduce brake-piston travel and quicken braking times. SCBS also has the ability to automatically apply the brakes if the driver fails to do so.

The all-new 2.5-liter Skyactiv engine will be available on the Touring and Grand Touring Mazda CX-5 models. While pricing has yet to be released, Mazda fans can expect to see the crossover at dealerships very soon.