The results are in for Mazda and the new federal program commonly known as Cash for Clunkers. Mazda North American Operations (MNAO) has seen a marked increase in showroom traffic as a result of the week-old program. And what vehicle is selling most as a result. Very appropriately it is Mazda’s most fuel-efficient vehicle, the MAZDA3. In fact, this model has made up fifty-seven percent of the Mazdas sold under the program. While the program has boosted sales, it has also had a positive environmental impact, as there are now more fuel efficient Mazda model on the road and less gas guzzlers then there were just a few weeks ago. The MAZDA3, which gets up to 33 miles per gallon on the highway, is replacing vehicles that in some cases don’t make one third of the mileage. The CARs program (its official name) has been controversial and unknown whether it would have an impact. The conclusion so far is that it is boosting sales and aiding the environment; but the question remains how long the program will last. The government has put an end date on the program in October – but it could be much sooner than that if it runs out of funds. And seeing how popular the CARs program is so far, it is likely this will happen well before October.
Posted by reedman on Aug 4 2009 in Mazda News Tags: Mazda and Cash For Clunkers | Mazda3 Sales Up | Mazda News