Mazda had reasons to be cheerful last month as it saw its July sales figures rise 16 per cent compared to July last year, bringing its monthly sales total to 1,825 and its year-to-date total for 2012 up to 16,859.
With a 16 per cent increase in sales it is clear that Mazda is a growing brand and is continually gaining awareness in many different market segments, the compact SUV segment being just one of them.
Although Mazda has been widely renowned for its MX-5 convertible, the best selling two seat roadster, it has recently entered a new and more up to date era with its Mazda CX-5.
The new Mazda CX-5 crossover has broadened the Japanese manufacturer’s market appeal by offering a new technology packed model that can compete with some of the most lucrative models on sale now, the Range Rover Evoque for example.
The compact SUV/crossover market is also an increasingly popular segment and therefore the release of the new CX-5 will allow Mazda to keep up with the times.
The Mazda CX-5 offers a snug SUV body style with a coupe-like roof and sporty contours along its bonnet and flanks.
The highlighting feature of the new Mazda CX-5 is arguably its Skyactiv technology, which uses both frugal powertrains and lightweight materials to reduce CO2 emissions. With Skyactiv, the CX-5 can achieve sub 120g/km emissions, putting it ahead of most SUV competitors.
Mazda CX-5 prices start from just £21,395.
Mazda vehicles are available from Perrys Mazda dealerships.