Mazda’s North American Sales are Actually Improving Despite the Global Pandemic

The 2021 Mazda3 sedan — Image via Mazda North America

Mazda, the car industry’s zoom-zoomy underdog, announced today that they will resume full-capacity production next month after reporting sales improvements in the USA. This is good news, both for Mazda and for enthusiasts.

The automaker reports an 11% increase in sales in the United States in the month of June, versus last year. A significant contributor to this increase was the CX-9 SUV, Mazda’s turbocharged 3-row crossover.

The 3-Row Mazda CX-9 — Image via Mazda North America

The CX-9 is part of Mazda’s upmarket rebranding, and it seems to be doing well to that end. The CX-9 now even offers captain’s chair 2nd-row seating(!) in pursuit of luxury. With comfortable crossovers continuing to gain popularity, the CX-9’s 50% year-over-year increase in sales isn’t a huge surprise.

The 2020 Mazda MX-5 Miata roadster — Image via Mazda North America

The huge surprise comes in the form of Mazda’s least-big vehicle, the Miata. In an era where sportscar sales continue to drop, the Miata’s 25%-greater sales volume versus last June is unexpected and welcome.

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