Mazda new car Mazda6 official images revealed: January to June 2012 global car sales report

No less than 24 hours after the first photo of the new ‘6 sedan’ was released, Mazda released a few more pictures and a video that contained all of the teaser clips into a single one. The world premiere of the 2014 Mazda6 with the 2.0-liter SkyActive model will be held at the 2012 Moscow Motor Show in Russia.

This new model is a toned down model of the Takeri concept which showcases the company’s aggressive ‘KODO’ design. This design concept incorporates curves and hard lines for a sleek look. This will be the second Mazda model after the CX-5 crossover which will incorporate full range of SKYACTIV technologies bringing together a lightweight modular platform and clean gasoline and diesel engines. The Mazda6 will be equipped with the new intelligent braking system designed by Mazda. The i-eloop (intelligent energy loop) hopes to improve fuel economy by up to 10% based on driving conditions in the real world.

It’s believed that the Mazda6 will also be available with a choice of Skyactiv’s 2.2 liter diesel engine with a two stage turbo charger. In the CX-5 the diesel engine is available in two variants one producing 150 hp and 380 Nm while the other produces 175 hp and 480 Nm. Both of the variants can be linked to a six speed manual or a six speed automatic transmission unit.

Mazda also revealed their global car sales report. Read the press release below for more information.

 

All-New Mazda6, not TAKERI (New-generation flagship of Mazda)

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Auto News Release

All-New Mazda6 Sedan World Premiere at 2012 Moscow Motor Show

– Mazda’s new flagship model fully incorporates both SKYACTIV TECHNOLOGY and the KODO-SOUL OF MOTION design theme –

HIROSHIMA, Japan—Mazda Motor Corporation will hold the world premiere of the all-new Mazda6 sedan (known as Mazda Atenza in Japan), totally redesigned for the first time in five years, at the 2012 Moscow Motor Show. The Moscow Motor Show begins August 29 and runs through to September 9, 2012.

The new Mazda6 is the second of Mazda’s new generation of products which incorporate both the full range of SKYACTIV technologies and the new KODO-SOUL OF MOTION design language. It will also be the first model equipped with Mazda’s brake energy regeneration system, i-ELOOP. The introduction of i-ELOOP marks stage 2 of Mazda’s Building Block Strategy for environmental technology development. The strategy calls for thorough improvements in base automotive technologies before the step-by-step introduction of electric devices to improve fuel economy and reduce carbon emissions.

The new Mazda6 draws on the best of Mazda’s technical expertise and craftsmanship across all domains, from dynamic performance and design, through to environmental performance and safety. It stands as the flagship model for a new generation of Mazda products. It features a sense of dignity, style, luxury feel and comfort expected from a vehicle in the CD segment whilst offering the pleasure of responsive and agile driving, which is at the core of the Mazda brand.

The model to be exhibited at the Moscow Motor Show is a Russian specification sedan equipped with a direct-injection SKYACTIV-G 2.0 gasoline engine and six-speed SKYACTIV–DRIVE automatic transmission.

The official name of the motor show is Moscow International Automobile Salon 2012. Press days will be August 29 and 30 and it will be opened to public from August 31 to September 9. Mazda will hold its press conference on August 29, 2012.

Main Exhibits at the 2012 Moscow Motor Show

Reference exhibitsMazda6 Sedan (World premiere)
Mazda Shinari concept car
Technology exhibitsSKYACTIV Engine
Mazda’s brake energy regeneration system ‘i-ELOOP’
Vehicles currently on saleMazda2, Mazda3, Mazda5,Mazda MX-5, Mazda CX-5

 

Mazda Production and Sales Results for June 2012 and for January through June 2012 (Flash Report)

Mazda Motor Corporation’s production and sales results for June 2012 and for January through June 2012 are summarized below.

 

I. Production

BreakdownJun. 2012Jan. – Jun. 2012
UnitsYoY
Change (%)
UnitsYoY
Change (%)
DOMESTIC
PRODUCTION
Passenger Cars72,613-7.1413,021+18.2
Commercial Vehicles1,567-20.16,725-9.6
Total74,180-7.4419,746+17.6
OVERSEAS
PRODUCTION
Passenger Cars21,629-27.2154,088-7.5
Commercial Vehicles6,832+72.629,926+21.4
Total28,461-15.5184,014-3.8
GLOBAL
PRODUCTION
Passenger Cars94,242-12.6567,109+9.9
Commercial Vehicles8,399+41.936,651+14.2
Total102,641-9.8603,760+10.2

Note: As of January 2007, overseas production figures are based on Mazda brand units coming off the production line (does not include CKD units).

 

1. Domestic Production
(1) June 2012

Mazda’s total domestic production volume in June 2012 decreased 7.4% compared to June 2011 due to reduced production of both passenger and commercial vehicles.

 

[Domestic production of key models in June 2012]

Mazda3 (Axela):28,634 units(up 3.1% year-on-year)
CX-5:18,292 units
Mazda2 (Demio):12,559 units(down 31.3% year-on-year)

 

(2) January through June 2012

Mazda’s domestic production volume in the period from January through June 2012 increased 17.6% year-on-year due to increased production of passenger vehicles.

 

[Domestic production of key models in the period from January through June 2012]

Mazda3 (Axela):164,287 units(up 24.7% year-on-year)
CX-5:90,884 units
Mazda2 (Demio):71,594 units(up 15.0% year-on-year)

 

2. Overseas Production
(1) June 2012

Mazda’s overseas production volume in June 2012 decreased 15.5 % year-on-year, reflecting reduced production of passenger vehicles.

 

[Overseas production of key models in June 2012]

Mazda6:8,837 units(down 51.8% year-on-year)
Mazda3:8,114 units(up 42.5% year-on-year)
BT-50:6,832 units(up 72.6% year-on-year)

 

(2) January through June 2012

Mazda’s total overseas production volume in the period from January through June 2012 decreased 3.8% year-on-year, due to reduced production of passenger vehicles.

 

[Overseas production of key models in the period from January through June 2012]

Mazda6:78,942 units(down 11.4% year-on-year)
Mazda3:46,588 units(up 29.1% year-on-year)
BT-50:29,926 units(up 21.4% year-on-year)

 

II. Domestic Sales

BreakdownJun. 2012Jan. – Jun. 2012
UnitsYoY
Change (%)
UnitsYoY
Change (%)
DOMESTIC
SALES
Passenger Cars17,820+59.0105,515+38.2
Commercial Vehicles2,530+8.514,006+14.8
Registration Total16,124+56.091,429+39.8
Micro-mini Total4,226+32.128,092+21.5
Total20,350+50.3119,521+35.0

 

(1) June 2012

Mazda’s total domestic sales volume in June 2012 increased 50.3% compared to June 2011 due to increased sales of both passenger and commercial vehicles.
Mazda’s registered vehicle market share was 5.1% (up 0.5 points year-on-year), with a 2.2% share of the micro-mini segment (down 0.3 points year-on-year) and a 4.0% total market share (up 0.2 points year-on-year).

 

[Domestic sales of key models in June 2012]

Mazda2 (Demio):5,699 units(up 32.2% year-on-year)
CX-5:4,671 units
Mazda3 (Axela):1,246 units(down 3.1% year-on-year)

 

(2) January through June 2012

Mazda’s total domestic sales volume in the period from January through June 2012 decreased 35.0% year-on-year due to reduced sales of both passenger and commercial vehicles.
Mazda’s registered vehicle market share was 4.9% (down 0.5 points year-on-year), with a 2.6% share of the micro-mini segment (down 0.6 points year-on-year) and a 4.1% total market share (down 0.5 points year-on-year).

 

[Domestic sales of key models in the period from January through June 2012]

Mazda2 (Demio):34,922 units(up 35.9% year-on-year)
CX-5:15,295 units
Mazda3 (Axela):9,678 units(up 19.3% year-on-year)

 

III. Exports

BreakdownJun. 2012Jan. – Jun. 2012
UnitsYoY
Change (%)
UnitsYoY
Change (%)
EXPORTSPassenger Cars59,880-17.2326,425+13.6
Commercial Vehicles00
North America28,846+24.0160,467+57.3
Europe14,814-36.173,651-13.8
Oceania6,124-47.948,083+19.2
Others10,096-28.444,224-25.6
Total59,880-17.2326,425+13.6

 

(1) June 2012

Mazda’s export volume in June 2012 decreased 17.2% compared to June 2011 due to reduced shipments to Europe and Oceania.

 

[Exports of key models in June 2012]

Mazda3:28,670 units(down 5.3% year-on-year)
CX-5:13,919 units
Mazda2:6,407 units(down 46.8% year-on-year)

 

(2) January through June 2012

Mazda’s export volume in the period from January through June 2012 increased 13.6% year-on-year, reflecting increased shipments to North America and Oceania.

 

[Exports of key models in the period from January through June 2012]

Mazda3:155,724 units(up 25.5% year-on-year)
CX-5:72,524 units
Mazda2:37,102 units(up 2.4% year-on-year)