National Geographic Grows Travel Business

Expansion includes new travel platforms, television programming, and strategic new hires


WASHINGTON, April 26, 2017, Coming off a record 2016 and posting double-digit growth into 2017, National Geographic Travel announces additional global expansion plans for Europe and Asia and broadens its portfolio of travel-related media offerings. The expansion includes the launch of a weekly two-hour travel programming block, the appointment of new executives, a special luxury edition of National Geographic Traveler magazine, and the development of the new National Geographic Travel Lab.

“National Geographic is leveraging the unique power of our brand to reinvigorate and reinvent our ancillary businesses, and our Travel business is a key piece of that,” said Declan Moore, National Geographic Partners CEO. “Furthering the knowledge and understanding of our world is, and always has been, at National Geographic’s core and we believe travel is essential to advancing that mission.  For more than a century we have been showing our audience the wonders of the planet and through our travel offerings, we can also take them there.”

National Geographic Travel’s international growth and development continues with the appointment of Nathan Philpot. Philpot, who has extensive experience in the travel industry, has been named Director, National Geographic Expeditions Europe & Africa and is charged in part with developing and launching the branded consumer travel experiences across Europe and Africa.

Within the Expeditions business, National Geographic Unique Lodges of the World continues to grow since launching in January 2015 with 24 charter members. The collection is now up to 55 properties in remarkable destinations around the world, spanning 30 countries and 6 continents. They recently released their first Sustainable Tourism Impact Report, showcasing sustainable tourism in action among their members.

In travel media, National Geographic is strengthening its Travel franchise with the launch of National Geographic Traveler magazine’s first-ever luxury edition, which will be distributed next month to a targeted circulation of 350,000 National Geographic subscribers. The special edition will feature content relevant to the affluent traveler, including luxury hotels, fine dining, and bespoke travel experiences.

Additionally, Andrew Nelson has been tapped to lead a newly formed NG Travel Lab, which will serve as a one-stop shop for custom content creation, distribution and marketing. The team will provide creative client solutions across multiple platforms, from ideation to execution, spanning digital, social, video and print platforms while working with our regional labs in Latin America, Europe and Asia.

Television programming will also reflect National Geographic’s emphasis on travel, with a dedicated travel block starting in July. The two-hour programming section will run every Thursday from 6 to 8:00 PM ET.

National Geographic Partners LLC
National Geographic Partners LLC (NGP), a joint venture between National Geographic and 21st Century Fox, is committed to bringing the world premium science, adventure and exploration content across an unrivaled portfolio of media assets. NGP combines the global National Geographic television channels (National Geographic Channel, Nat Geo WILD, Nat Geo MUNDO, Nat Geo PEOPLE) with National Geographic’s media and consumer-oriented assets, including National Geographic magazines; National Geographic studios; related digital and social media platforms; books; maps; children’s media; and ancillary activities that include travel, global experiences and events, archival sales, licensing and e-commerce businesses. Furthering knowledge and understanding of our world has been the core purpose of National Geographic for 129 years, and now we are committed to going deeper, pushing boundaries, going further for our consumers … and reaching over 730 million people around the world in 172 countries and 43 languages every month as we do it. NGP returns 27 percent of our proceeds to the nonprofit National Geographic Society to fund work in the areas of science, exploration, conservation and education.

Via: PR Newswire


Mahindra mulls turning Pininfarina into premium EV brand

SEOUL–India’s Mahindra Group plans to enter the U.S. and China, the world’s two biggest auto markets, with high-end electric vehicles to be made by its Italian auto-design affiliate Pininfarina SpA, the auto giant said.

Pininfarina H2 speed Concept

“We’re exploring right now the potential of building an electric supercar, which will be branded Pininfarina. Certainly, we’re looking to sell it in the U.S.,” Anand Mahindra, chairman of the Mahindra Group, said in an interview.

Mahindra will also will look to enter China, the world’s No. 1 auto market and a good market for high-end performance cars, through Pininfarina, he said.

Mr. Mahindra is in Seoul for the 2017 Seoul Motor Show.

Mahindra Group, a conglomerate that makes airplanes, cars and tractors, acquired the Italian auto-design specialist in 2015 in a EUR25.5 million ($28.1 million) deal to boost its automotive credentials globally.

Best known for a historical relationship with Ferrari NV, Pininfarina’s designs have long been copied by other global auto makers.

Mr. Mahindra said the group aims to enhance its investments and presence in the U.S. largely through its South Korean auto unit, Ssangyong Motor Co.

“Competing in the U.S. is like the old Frank Sinatra song that if you can make it there, you can make it anywhere,” he said. “So when you sell cars in the U.S., it forces you to be the most competitive.”

He said the auto group would “double its bets” in the U.S. but declined to reveal specific amounts.

Global auto makers have announced increased investments in the U.S. as President Donald Trump is raising demands that more goods be made in America.

“President Donald Trump’s policies are not global, but inward looking,” Mr. Mahindra said. Still, he said, Mr. Trump’s promises will help the American economy strengthen.

Hyundai Motor Co. said in January that it would invest up to $3.1 billion in its U.S. manufacturing facilities and that it is considering building a new plant there, joining other auto makers in highlighting investment plans after Trump criticized the industry.

Ssangyong Motor Chief Executive Choi Johng-sik said Thursday that the company is preparing for a U.S. entry but that it would take at least three years to complete its decision.

More immediately, Mr. Choi said, Ssangyong is considering expanding its presence in China by building a manufacturing plant in the world’s largest market and localizing its products there.

He said the company would complete a decision on that by the end of the first half.

Ssangyong, which specializes in sport-utility vehicles, signed an initial agreement with China’s Shaanxi Autombile Group Co. in October to start a joint venture.

Shaanxi Automobile is China’s fourth-largest maker of heavy-duty trucks by output.

Panasonic Opens New Automotive Lithium-ion Battery Factory in Dalian, China


With this new factory in China, Panasonic establishes a global battery cell production system for eco-friendly vehicles.

Osaka, Japan – Panasonic Corporation announced today that it held an opening ceremony for a new automotive lithium-ion battery factory in Dalian, China.

The factory is Panasonic’s first automotive battery cell production site in China. Panasonic will further strengthen its global competitiveness in the automotive battery industry by the establishment of production sites in Japan, the United States, and China.

With an increasing awareness of environmental issues, the market for eco-friendly vehicles is expanding every year, including hybrid, plug-in hybrid, and all-electric vehicles. Panasonic has provided automotive lithium-ion batteries to a number of auto manufacturers on a global basis and is leading the automotive battery market. Furthermore, in response to further increase in the demand of high-performance automotive lithium-ion batteries, Panasonic not only increased production at Japanese sites but will also start automotive battery cell production in the United States in 2017. The newly constructed factory in China is a new production facility of Panasonic Automotive Energy Dalian Co., Ltd., an automotive battery joint venture established between Panasonic and Dalian Levear Electric Co., Ltd. in February 2016.

Panasonic is aiming to achieve 2 trillion yen in sales for the overall automotive business, including infotainment systems and industrial devices, in the fiscal year 2019 (ending March 31, 2019) which marks the 100th anniversary of the company’s founding. Panasonic will develop the new factory into a core manufacturing site in China, and further strengthen its automotive battery business.

[Overview of the new factory]

  • Site area: Approx. 170,000 m²
  • Floor area: Approx. 80,000 m²
  • Production items: Prismatic type lithium-ion batteries for eco-friendly vehicles
  • Production launch: Fiscal 2018, ending March 31, 2018

[Overview of the joint venture company (as of April 2017)]

  • Name: Panasonic Automotive Energy Dalian Co., Ltd.
  • Location: 177 Haiming Street, Dalian Free Trade Zone, Liaoning, People’s Republic of China Establishment: February 2016
  • Capital: 273 million RMB
  • Representatives: Chairman: Guochen Liu, Managing Director: Nobukazu Yamanishi
  • Business operations: Design, manufacture, sales, and after-sales services of automotive batteries for eco-friendly vehicles.
  • Employees: Approx. 500 (FY2018 plan)

About Panasonic

Panasonic Corporation is a worldwide leader in the development of diverse electronics technologies and solutions for customers in the consumer electronics, housing, automotive, enterprise solutions and device industries. Since its founding in 1918, the company has expanded globally and now operates 474 subsidiaries and 94 associated companies worldwide, recording consolidated net sales of 7.553 trillion yen for the year ended March 31, 2016. Committed to pursuing new value through innovation across divisional lines, the company uses its technologies to create a better life and a better world for its customers. To learn more about Panasonic:

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Unit sales of Volkswagen Truck & Bus with strong upward trend in first quarter of 2017



  • Approx. 46,000 trucks and buses sold
  • 10% increase on same period of previous year
  • Renschler: “We had a good start to the new fiscal year. The positive unit sales development in Russia and South America in particular gives us reason for confidence.”

In the first three months of 2017 Volkswagen Truck & Bus sold around 46,000 trucks and buses of the MAN, Scania and Volkswagen Caminhões e Ônibus brands. All three brands improved their unit sales on the previous year – for the Group as a whole this amounts to a rise of 10%.

Unit sales at MAN Truck & Bus increased by 6% from the previous year to 20,170 vehicles. With 20,660 trucks and buses sold Scania recorded a 12% increase in sales. At Volkswagen Caminhões e Ônibus too sales rose; the 5,290 units sold by this brand represent 13% more than in the previous year.

Andreas Renschler, CEO of Volkswagen Truck & Bus and the Volkswagen AG Board member responsible for commercial vehicles, said: “We have got off to a good start in the new fiscal year. The positive unit sales development in Russia and South America in particular gives us reason for confidence. After a long dry stretch Brazil is now slowly recovering and our patience is being rewarded with rising sales figures. As a Group too we are with our three strong brands growing closer together and steadily expanding our cooperation.”

In the first three months of 2017 the truck business developed positively: at 42,100 trucks the Volkswagen Truck & Bus brands sold approximately 9% more than in the first quarter of the previous year. In the Region EU28+2 (EU member countries, Norway and Switzerland) sales were, at 26,560 trucks, stable and on a par with the previous year’s figure. In South America the Group’s sales were up by 21%. Growth was achieved in particular in Argentina as a result of reforms introduced by the state. In Russia the incipient recovery of the economy and falling inflation rates led to considerable growth in sales. In the Asia-Pacific region the major contribution to the growth came from India, where the economic environment developed positively.

In the bus business too, the brands of Volkswagen Truck & Bus recorded improved sales: at 3,770 buses they exceeded the previous year’s figure by 16%.

MAN reports start of production of the TGE transporter and a major order for gas buses

Series production of the TGE started in the first quarter. With the TGE MAN is now for the first time offering a light commercial vehicle to customers in the logistics, courier service and craft trades sectors. Transporters are in increasing demand as a result of the growth in online trading which is expected to continue.

The commercial-vehicle manufacturer notched up an important success in Copenhagen, where in future 41 MAN Lion’s City GL CNG buses will be in service. This major order underlines MAN’s position as a leading provider of gas buses in Europe. The new buses, which have a capacity of up to 150 passengers each, will be deployed in the north of the Danish capital. Carrying 20 million passengers a year, the City Line in Copenhagen is one of the most highly frequented routes in Denmark.

Scania One launch and founding of Scania Growth Capital

In February 2017 Scania unveiled its new digital marketplace, Scania One, which addresses fleet operators and drivers with a number of connectivity services. With Scania One the drivers of 250,000 digitally connected Scania trucks can access the usual services but now also services from third-party providers. The goal is to enable users to achieve greater efficiency and thus higher profitability in operation of their fleets.

The founding of Scania Growth Capital marks a new departure for Scania. The aim here is to invest in innovative, fast-growing start-up companies and to make use of their business models and technologies. This access to new ideas with relevance for the industry is intended to help make Scania even more fit for the future.

Export success and investment at Volkswagen Caminhões e Ônibus

Despite the still difficult political and economic situation in Brazil, Volkswagen Caminhões e Ônibus once again has three of the five best-selling trucks in its range. Also, compared to the first quarter 2017, deliveries from Brazil to other South American countries and Africa went up significantly. The international brewery group, Heineken, for example, ordered 150 trucks in Mexico, while the Mexican bus operator ADO placed an order for 154 buses with Volkswagen Caminhões e Ônibus.

Volkswagen Truck & Bus’s commitment to Brazil as a production location was underlined by the largest investment package in the company’s history. The Brazilian commercial-vehicle brand of Volkswagen Truck & Bus will be spending some 420 million euros over the next five years in order to renew its product portfolio, modernize the plant in Resende and develop connectivity services.

As Chairman of the Latin America Committee of German Industry, Andreas Renschler welcomes the economic recovery in Brazil and the region: “I am firmly convinced that after years of crisis the turnaround has set in. The trend is clearly upwards. Our truck sales in South America grew by 21% in the first quarter, which is well ahead of plan.”

Volkswagen Truck & Bus GmbH is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Volkswagen AG and a global leader in commercial vehicles with its brands MAN, Scania, Volkswagen Caminhões e Ônibus and RIO. In 2016, the brands of Volkswagen Truck & Bus sold a total of 184,000 vehicles. Its product range includes light commercial vehicles, trucks and buses that are manufactured at 25 sites in 17 countries. As of December 31, 2016, the Company employed 77,000 people across its commercial vehicle brands worldwide. The Group is committed to driving transportation to the next level — in terms of products, services, and as a partner for its customers.

A good start in the 2017 fiscal year: Clear improvement in sales revenues and profitability during first quarter


  • Clear increase in sales revenues in the Transportation and Core Components divisions; the latter in part stems from the initial consolidation of the new Tie Technologies business unit
  • Increase in profitability in the Core Components division in particular through a higher-margin project mix with rail fastening systems
  • Operational developments and integration of the newly acquired American railroad tie company proceeding as planned

Sales revenues and earnings in the Vossloh Group have improved year over year in the first quarter of 2017. Revenues grew 18.2 percent to €224.3 million. In the previous year, consolidated sales revenues came to €189.8 million (excluding the Electrical Systems business unit, which has since been disposed of). Revenue growth was achieved in the quarter under review thanks especially to the acquisition of Vossloh Tie Technologies in the USA. Furthermore, the Transportation and Lifecycle Solutions divisions also recorded significantly higher sales, as did the Fastening Systems business unit. Consolidated EBIT significantly improved, reaching €7.1 million (previous year: €2.0 million) thanks especially to a project mix with higher margins in the Fastening Systems business unit. Subsequently, the EBIT margin rose from 1.0 percent in the first quarter of 2016 to 3.1 percent in the first quarter of 2017. Orders received in the Group decreased to €210.8 million (previous year: €249.3 million), while the order backlog amounted to €750.9 million as of March 31 (previous year: €642.2 million). In core business, excluding the Transportation division, the relationship between orders received and sales revenues (book-to-bill ratio) was slightly above one in the first quarter.

The Core Components division, which for the first time comprises two business units – Fastening Systems and Tie Technologies –, achieved sales revenues of €78.2 million (previous year: €51.3 million) in the first three months. Integrating the new business unit is proceeding as planned, and the business performance matched expectations. Vossloh Tie Technologies contributed sales revenues of €19.5 million in the first quarter of 2017. Vossloh Fastening Systems was able to improve sales revenues 15.3 percent year over year to €59.1 million (previous year: €51.3 million). This increase resulted in particular from the high demand in China for fastening systems for the new Peking–Shenyang line being built. The EBIT for Core Components improved from €6.6 million in the first three months of 2016 to €11.6 million in the current reporting period. Higher-margin orders in the Fastening Systems business unit were the primary deciding factor for the increase in earnings. Furthermore, the EBIT was positively influenced by an investment income. The EBIT margin for Core Components improved to 14.8 percent (previous year: 13.0 percent). Orders received in the first three months of 2017 amounted to €71.5 million (previous year: €65.0 million). Of this total, €46.6 million in orders were with Vossloh Fastening Systems and €25.3 million with the Tie Technologies business unit. The order backlog in the division rose to €210.9 million as of March 31, 2017 (previous year: €191.3 million). €170.4 million of the total comes from the Fastening Systems business unit and €40.6 million from Vossloh Tie Technologies.

Revenues for the Customized Modules division decreased to €101.9 million in the first quarter of 2017 (previous year: €111.9 million). The decline was primarily caused by lower sales in Israel and high-speed rail projects in France coming to a close. However, increases in sales were achieved in Africa, particularly in Morocco. Despite lower sales revenues and persistently weak business performance in the USA, EBIT increased from €2.4 million in the previous year to €2.7 million. The EBIT margin correspondingly improved from 2.2 percent in the previous year to 2.6 percent. Orders received in the first quarter came to €109.0 million (previous year: €153.9 million). In the coming quarters, it is assumed that new orders will stabilize. The division expects the orders for the entire year to be the same level as in the previous year. The division’s order backlog had a value of €286.5 million on March 31, 2017, following a value of €340.2 million in the previous year.

In the Lifecycle Solutions division, net sales increased to €17.3 million in the first quarter, which puts it at 25.8 percent over the previous year’s value of €13.7 million. The figure for 2017 includes sales contributions from Alpha Rail Team, a former joint venture accounted for using the equity method. As of the beginning of December 2016, Vossloh acquired all remaining shares of Alpha Rail Team. Furthermore, the division also showed positive sales performance in China. The EBIT remained almost unchanged year over year at €(0.9) million, which is typical for the season (previous year: €(1.0) million). Earnings increased in mobile welding and High Speed Grinding, while rail and switch logistics showed weaker performance. Orders received for the first three months of 2017 amounted to €22.6 million, which is around the same level year over year (€22.2 million). The order backlog rose year over year from €16.3 million to €34.7 million as of March 31, 2017.

In the Transportation division, which is not part of the Vossloh Group’s core business and currently only includes the activities of Vossloh Locomotives, the sales volume increased to €28.1 million in the first quarter (previous year: €15.1 million). The year-over-year increase in sales primarily came from the type DE 18 locomotives. Furthermore, higher revenues with used locomotives and the sale of two prototypes also contributed to the increase. The EBIT improved slightly from €(3.2) million in the first three months of 2016 to €(2.8) million in the period under review. The EBIT margin was (10.0) percent (previous year: (21.1) percent). Orders received in the first three months of 2017 totaled €9.2 million (previous year: €10.9 million), while the order backlog amounted to €219.9 million (previous year: €95.0 million) at the end of March.

The total number of personnel employed in the Vossloh Group has risen from 4,129 employees in the previous year to 4,298 employees as of the reporting date of March 31, 2017. The average number of employees for the first quarter of 2017 was 4,303 (previous year: 4,116 employees). The number of employees in the Customized Modules and Transportation divisions decreased slightly. Core Components showed a significant increase in personnel due to the initial consolidation of Vossloh Tie Technologies. For the Lifecycle Solutions division, the number of employees was slightly higher than in the previous year, which mirrored the increase in business volume.

Vossloh’s sales target for all of 2017 is still between €1.0 billion and €1.1 billion. The sales growth will primarily be driven by the inclusion of Vossloh Tie Technologies and increasing sales revenues in the Transportation division. Given the current situation and portfolio structure, the Executive Board estimates that the company will reach an EBIT margin between 5.5 percent and 6.0 percent. It is assumed that profitability will increase slightly in the Customized Modules division and the earnings position for Lifecycle Solutions will not change much at all. The profitability of Core Components is expected to remain below the previous year’s level due to the current challenging environment in the USA as well as expected integration costs and negative effects from the purchase price allocation in the Tie Technologies business unit. The Executive Board anticipates a significant improvement in margins for the Transportation division. A portfolio structure oriented purely on railway infrastructure in the future is expected to bring in higher profitability. The value added should noticeably improve in the 2017 fiscal year also benefiting from a decrease in the weighted average cost of capital (WACC) to 7.5 percent.

An Overview of Key Figures for the Vossloh Group

Vossloh Group Q1/2017 Q1/2016
Orders received* € million 210.8 249.3
Order backlog* € million 750.9 642.2
Sales* € million 224.3 189.8
EBIT* € million 7.1 2.0
EBIT margin* % 3.1 1.0
ROCE* % 3.4 1.1
Value added* € million (8.6) (14.0)
Net income € million 4.7 3.8
Earnings per share 0.18 0.21
Vossloh Group
Orders received*
Order backlog*
EBIT margin*
Value added*
Net income
Earnings per share

* Previous year’s figures were adjusted due to the disposal of the Electrical Systems business unit.

Werdohl, April 27, 2017

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Phone: +49 (0) 2392 52-609

Vossloh is active in railway technology markets worldwide. The company’s core business is railway infrastructure. In addition, the Group is involved in the locomotive business. The Group activities are organized into the four divisions of Core Components, Customized Modules, Lifecycle Solutions and Transportation. In the 2016 fiscal year, Vossloh achieved sales revenues of about €930 million with slightly more than 4,000 employees.

Mazda Production and Sales Results for March 2017 and for April 2016 through March 2017 (Flash Report)

Mazda Motor Corporation’s production and sales results for March 2017 and for April 2016 through March 2017 are summarized below.


I. Production

Breakdown March 2017 Apr 2016 – Mar 2017 Jan – Mar 2017
Units YoY
Change (%)
Units YoY
Change (%)
Units YoY
Change (%)
DOMESTIC PRODUCTION Passenger Vehicles 94,800 +7.8 954,501 -2.1 238,801 -5.2
Commercial Vehicles 944 -26.0 10,139 -28.7 2,644 +11.5
Total 95,744 +7.3 964,640 -2.5 241,445 -5.0
OVERSEAS PRODUCTION Passenger Vehicles 58,465 +22.3 590,024 +9.2 154,802 +12.5
Commercial Vehicles 4,164 +15.1 37,144 -10.5 11,001 +14.5
Total 62,629 +21.8 627,168 +7.8 165,803 +12.6
GLOBAL PRODUCTION Passenger Vehicles 153,265 +12.9 1,544,525 +1.9 393,603 +1.1
Commercial Vehicles 5,108 +4.4 47,283 -15.2 13,645 +13.9
Total 158,373 +12.6 1,591,808 +1.3 407,248 +1.4

Note 1): Overseas production figures indicate Mazda-brand units coming off the production line (excluding CKD units). However, non-Mazda-brand passenger vehicles produced at the Mexico plant are included.
Note 2): Global production figures are the sum total of domestic and overseas production volumes.


1. Domestic Production

(1) March 2017
Mazda’s domestic production volume in March 2017 increased 7.3% year on year due to increased production of passenger vehicles.

[Domestic production of key models in March 2017]
CX-5: 37,200 units (up 18.3% year on year)
Mazda3 (Axela): 19,927 units (up 8.9% year on year)
CX-3: 12,813 units (up 11.0% year on year)

(2) April 2016 through March 2017
Mazda’s total domestic production volume in the period from April 2016 through March 2017 decreased 2.5% year on year due to decreased production of passenger and commercial vehicles.

[Domestic production of key models in the period from April 2016 through March 2017]
CX-5: 324,085 units (up 0.8% year on year)
Mazda3 (Axela): 206,253 units (down 4.1% year on year)
Mazda6 (Atenza): 122,231 units (down 12.2% year on year)


2. Overseas Production

(1) March 2017
Mazda’s overseas production volume in March 2017 increased 21.8% year on year due to increased production of passenger and commercial vehicles.

[Overseas production of key models in March 2017]
Mazda3: 25,069 units (up 8.4% year on year)
Mazda2: 12,156 units (up 17.1% year on year)
CX-4: 8,047 units (up 80370.0% year on year)

(2) April 2016 through March 2017
Mazda’s total overseas production volume in the period from April 2016 through March 2017 increased 7.8% year on year due to increased production of passenger vehicles.

[Overseas production of key models in the period from April 2016 through March 2017]
Mazda3: 260,109 units (up 3.0% year on year)
Mazda2: 99,730 units (down 14.4% year on year)
CX-4: 60,001 units (up 599910.0% year on year)


II. Domestic sales

Breakdown March 2017 Apr 2016 – Mar 2017 Jan – Mar 2017
Units YoY
Change (%)
Units YoY
Change (%)
Units YoY
Change (%)
DOMESTIC SALES Passenger Vehicles 30,818 +31.1 178,449 -14.8 63,630 +0.8
Commercial Vehicles 2,974 +5.1 24,246 +5.8 6,585 +13.8
Registration Total 28,586 +34.9 164,403 -14.1 58,361 +3.9
Micro-mini Total 5,206 +1.2 38,292 -6.5 11,854 -6.7
Total 33,792 +28.3 202,695 -12.8 70,215 +1.9


(1) March 2017
Mazda’s domestic sales volume in March 2017 increased 28.3% year on year due to increased sales of passenger and commercial vehicles. Mazda’s registered vehicle market share was 6.2% (up 1.0 points year on year), with a 2.3% share of the micro-mini segment (up 0.1 points year on year) and a 4.9% total market share (up 0.8 points year on year).

[Domestic sales of key models in March 2017]
CX-5: 9,668 units (up 223.3% year on year)
Mazda2 (Demio): 7,081 units (down 6.8% year on year)
Mazda3 (Axela): 4,108 units (up 33.0% year on year)


(2) April 2016 through March 2017
Mazda’s total domestic sales volume in the period from April 2016 through March 2017 decreased 12.8% year on year due to decreased sales of passenger vehicles. Mazda’s registered vehicle market share was 4.9% (down 1.2 points year on year), with a 2.2% share of the micro-mini segment (down 0.1 points year on year) and a 4.0% total market share (down 0.7 points year on year).

[Domestic sales of key models in the period from April 2016 through March 2017]
Mazda2 (Demio): 53,318 units (down 19.4% year on year)
Mazda3 (Axela): 28,745 units (up 22.4% year on year)
CX-5: 27,167 units (up 2.3% year on year)


III. Exports

Breakdown March 2017 Apr 2016 – Mar 2017 Jan – Mar 2017
Units YoY
Change (%)
Units YoY
Change (%)
Units YoY
Change (%)
EXPORTS Passenger Vehicles 74,742 +22.4 808,124 +2.7 181,917 -4.5
North America 27,496 -1.8 301,649 -3.6 56,509 -33.2
Europe 21,707 +73.3 209,490 +4.5 48,320 +13.1
Oceania 4,755 -11.1 82,256 -9.8 18,787 -6.6
Others 20,784 +36.9 214,729 +17.6 58,301 +35.2
Total 74,742 +22.4 808,124 +2.7 181,917 -4.5


(1) March 2017
Mazda’s export volume in March 2017 increased 22.4% year on year due to increased shipments to Europe and other regions.

[Exports of key models in March 2017]
CX-5: 27,716 units (up 8.7% year on year)
Mazda3: 15,974 units (up 4.1% year on year)
CX-3: 13,979 units (up 115.9% year on year)


(2) April 2016 through March 2017
Mazda’s total export volume in the period April 2016 through March 2017 increased 2.7% year on year due to increased shipments to Europe and other regions.

[Exports of key models in the period April 2016 through March 2017]
CX-5: 298,830 units (up 1.6% year on year)
Mazda3: 176,494 units (down 7.9% year on year)
Mazda6: 114,455 units (down 10.9% year on year)