PROJECTS 2020 GLOBAL SALES OF 1.3M VEHICLES
Hiroshima-based Mazda Motor Corporation announced late last week its first quarter financial and sales results, reporting global sales of 244,000 vehicles during the period 1 April to 30 June, 2020.
In most regions, the COVID-19 pandemic continued to have a substantial impact on sales results. In Europe, first quarter sales were down 58% year on year to 28,000 units, on a market share of 1.1%. Mazda’s largest region, North America, saw a 19% decline to 81,000 units and in Japan, Mazda’s domestic market, sales were down 34% to 26,000 vehicles. In China demand continued to recover during the April-to-June period, with sales of 61,000 units, up 13% on a year-on-year basis.
With sales operations being resumed worldwide and global production returning to pre-pandemic levels from August 2020, Mazda forecasts global sales for the full fiscal year to be 1.3 million units.
Mazda will continue to monitor the economic situation as well as the trends of automobile demand in each market where their vehicles are shipped. Despite the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the global business, Mazda remains committed to invest in future technologies, including electrification.
Arriving in several major global markets in 2021, the MX-30 is Mazda’s first all-electric production vehicle and part of an electrification strategy that has already seen Mazda M Hybrid mild hybrid systems fitted as standard to the Mazda3 and Mazda CX-30, plus selected Mazda2s.
Bermaz Auto Philippines, Inc. is the exclusive distributor of Mazda vehicles and parts in the Philippines. Its current product line-up now includes the Mazda2 subcompact sedan and hatchback, the all-new Mazda3 compact sedan and Sportback, the Mazda6 full-size executive sedan and sports wagon, the CX-3 freestyle crossover, the all-new CX-30 premium compact crossover, the CX-5 premium five-seater crossover, the all-new CX-8 premium three-row crossover, the CX-9 seven-seater premium executive crossover, the MX-5 2-seater sports roadster and the BT-50 pickup truck.
Equipped with Mazda Radar Cruise Control, Cruising Traffic Support, Smart Brake Support for forward and reverse, as well as Front and Rear Cross Traffic Alert, Blind Spot Monitoring, Adaptive LED Front-Lighting System, Lane Departure Warning with Lane Keep Assist and Driver Attention Alert and Driver Monitoring systems, the 2020 Mazda3 has earned for itself the Top Safety Pick+ status, the highest safety award from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), an independent motor vehicle safety testing organization. This is also the tenth straight year, the Mazda3 has been accorded the Top Safety Pick recognition by the IIHS.
The all-new Mazda3 was also awarded the maximum 5-star rating by the Euro New Car Assessment Program (EURO NCAP) in 2019 when it received the highest ever score of 98% for Adult Occupant protection. It likewise performed impressively in the other three Euro NCAP test categories – Child Occupant, Vulnerable Road User (pedestrian safety) and Safety Assist. All these recognitions prove the Mazda3’s superior over-all design and Mazda’s century-long passion and devotion to innovation in manufacturing.
The complete Mazda3 edition100 Package adds P100,000 to the P1,510,000 SRP of the 2.0-liter Mazda3 Sportback Premium. Customers may inquire with Mazda sales consultants from Mazda’s 20 dealerships across the nation. They may also visit the social media pages of Mazda Philippines on Facebook and Instagram, as well as its website www.mazda.ph for more details about Mazda Philippines’ latest products and offers.
Mazda Philippines’ exemplary after-sales service record has been ranked #1 in the industry twice – in the 2016 and 2019 J.D. Power Customer Service Index Study. There are 20 Mazda 3S dealerships located across the Philippines and Metro Manila – Mazda Greenhills, Mazda Pasig, Mazda Quezon Avenue, Mazda North EDSA, Mazda Makati, Mazda Alabang, Mazda Cavite, Mazda Sta. Rosa, Mazda Pulilan, Mazda Pampanga, Mazda Dagupan, Mazda Cabanatuan, Mazda Tarlac, Mazda Negros, Mazda Cebu, Mazda Iloilo, Mazda Cagayan De Oro, Mazda Davao, Mazda Butuan and now Mazda General Santos.