Mazda Motor Corporation (TYO:7261) has sold 10 million cars in America. The 10 millionth car was a 2013 Mazda3. The Mazda3 was bought by Lauren Carter from Continental Mazda of Naperville, Illinois. Mazda actually took Carter’s car away to put it in a museum, but she was given a 2014 Mazda3 as a replacement.
“The first 10 million vehicles sold in the U.S. were reached through taking the road less traveled,” stated Jim O’Sullivan, president and CEO, MNAO. “The next 10 million will be accomplished by defying convention, continuing to push the limits of engineering and infusing every vehicle Mazda builds with the soul of a sports car.”
Carter is a 26-year-old accounts receivable specialist and guitar teacher that wanted to buy a vehicle with plenty of storage that still hits high MPG numbers.
“I chose a Mazda because I did the research and learned that Mazda has some of the most reliable, feature-packed cars on the market,” stated Lauren Carter, Mazda’s 10-millionth customer. “Mazda’s cars are designed for people who are looking to get more out of their vehicle. I compared Mazda with other brands and models before purchasing and those other cars didn’t compare. The Mazda3 is fun to drive and I can fit my guitar and amplifier in the trunk. For me, there’s nothing better!”
Mazda sold their first vehicle in the U.S. in 1970, which was a rotary-powered R100. Mazda introduced the rotary-powered RX-7 in 1978. The MX-5 Miata was launched in 1989, which became the best-selling two-seat roadster in the world with over 900,000 sold. The Mazda3 was launched in 2004.
Mazda North American Operations (MNAO) is based in Irvine, California. That office oversees sales, marketing, parts, and customer service support of Mazda vehicles in the U.S. and Mexico through about 700 dealers.