Press Release

– CX-7 and CX-9 Crossover SUVs Record Best-Ever April –

IRVINE, Calif. (May 3, 2011) – Mazda North American Operations (MNAO) today reported April 2011 sales of 20,638 vehicles, an increase of 9.0 percent versus April of 2010. Through the first four months of the year, Mazda’s sales are up 13.8 percent, with 85,197 vehicles sold.

Mazda’s crossover SUVs led the way with the ever-popular CX-7 and CX-9 posting best-ever April sales. CX-7 recorded sales of 2,873 vehicles, up 28.4 percent over April 2010, while CX-9 sales also were up 23.9 percent with 2,750 vehicles sold.

Mazda6 posted an increase of 7.8 percent with sales of 2,734 vehicles while sales of the MX-5 Miata were up 14.2 percent with 659 vehicles sold.

Rounding out the North American market, Mazda Motor de Mexico (MMdM) reported best-ever April sales of 2,174 vehicles, accounting for a 5.1 percent increase versus last April. MMdM’s year-to-date sales are up 19.8 percent, with 8,845 vehicles sold. Mazda Canada, Inc. (MCI) sold 7,574 vehicles, which is down 9.0 percent versus last April. MCI’s year-to-date sales of 21,219 vehicles are down 17.0 percent.

Mazda North American Operations is headquartered in Irvine, Calif. and oversees the sales, marketing, parts and customer service support of Mazda vehicles in the United States, Canada and Mexico through nearly 900 dealers.Operations in Canada are managed byMazda Canada, Inc., located in Ontario; and in Mexico byMazdaMotor de Mexico in MexicoCity.

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