MAZDA reports a steady sales growth VOLKSWAGEN factory tour vehicle birthday
Mazda has retained the sales momentum built over the preceding months with a NAAMSA reported total of 949 units at the end of July 2016. It was also a record month for the CX-5 which achieved the highest dealer sales in the medium SUV segment with 381 recorded for July 2016. Mazda grew January to July sales by 64% with 2016 Year to Date sales of 7,261 versus 4,694 units sold in 2015. This growth comes at a time where vehicle sales in South Africa are down by 17%, while passenger cars declined by 20% and total vehicle sales are down by 11% Year on Year. Volkswagen's “Factorytour” vehicle was three years old last month and has taken just short of 40,000 visitors into the Uitenhage Factory. The stylish 21-seater Factorytour vehicle was custom built by Volkswagen employees using recycled and unused car parts. The novelty of their approach, using three cars, resulted in a comfortable, practical and stylish 21-seater vehicle.