The all-new CX-9 is finally making its presence known. Wayne Gerdes – CleanMPG – Aug, 2, 2016 2016 Mazda CX-9 – A 7-passenger luxury vehicle without the luxury price. $32,420 to start in Sport trim that is rated at 22/28 city/highway. Given its recent release, there really are no discounts available at the current time. Mazda July 2016 Sales Overview Mazda reported it sold 27,915 vehicles in July, up 2.8 percent versus the 27,157 sold in July of 2015. YTD sales of 173,269 vehicles is still down 6.9 percent compared to the 186,152 sold through the same period of 2015. Just maybe the Zoom-Zoom – Sip-Sip brand has finally turned the corner? Mazda reiterated how their CUV sales moved the bar with more than half of the brands sales in July. 14,573 were sold in July and an amazing 63 percent of buyers chose Mazda’s equipped with AWD. Mazda July 2016 Sales Highlights Mazda CX-5 had its best-ever July with 10,831 vehicles sold, up 13.7 percent over the 9,530 sold in July of 2015. YTD sales of 62,442 is down 0.7 percent vs. the 62,873 sold during the same period of 2015. The all-new CX-9 is beginning to move with sales of 2,243 vehicles, up 41.0 percent over the 1,591 of the previous generation sold in July of 2015. Hopefully this very well appointed model will bring more traffic to Mazda showrooms across the country. Market Share Detail In July, GM and Ford market share were both down a significant 0.5 percent. Honda on the other hand experienced an uptick of 0.4 percent while Hyundai and Kia share were up both 0.2 percent. On a volume basis, July of 2016 US Auto sales of 1.52 million vehicles was up 0.6 percent over July of 2015s 1.51 million vehicles result. 2016 YTD sales of 10.11 million is up 1.0 percent above the 10.01 million vehicles sold through the same period of 2015. U.S. July 2016 Sales vs. July 2015 Sales Ranks and Results for the top 14 Automobile Manufacturers GM July 2016 Sales Down 1.9% with 267,258 Vehicles Sold Ford July 2016 Sales Down 2.8% with 216,479 Vehicles Sold Toyota July 2016 Sales Down 1.4% with 214,233 Vehicles Sold FCA July 2016 Sales Up 1.3% with 180,727 Vehicles Sold Honda July 2016 Sales Up 4.4% with 152,799 Vehicles Sold Nissan July 2016 Sales Up 1.2% with 132,475 Vehicles Sold Hyundai July 2016 Sales Up 5.6% with 75,003 Vehicles Sold Kia July 2016 Sales Up 6.5% with 59,969 Vehicles Sold Subaru July 2016 Sales Up 3.1% with 52,093 Vehicles Sold Mercedes-Benz July 2016 Sales Up 7.2% with 32,288 Vehicles Sold BMW July 2016 Sales Down 5.0% with 30,551 Vehicles Sold VW July 2016 Sales Down 8.1% with 28,758 Vehicles Sold Mazda July 2016 Sales Up 2.8% with 27,915 Vehicles Sold Audi July 2016 Sales Up 4.0% with 18,364 Vehicles Sold In June, Toyota moved within 2,246 vehicles of overtaking Ford for the 2nd position, Honda overtook Nissan for the 5th spot, Mercedes-Benz overtook BMW for the 10 position, and VW moved ahead of Mazda to occupy the 12th spot. The seasonally adjusted annual selling rate (SAAR) for light vehicles in July was 17.9 million vehicles. On a YTD sales basis, light-vehicle SAAR was 17.3 million vehicles.