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Mazda Production and Sales Results for February 2007.

Tokyo, Japan, Mar 28, 2007 - (JCN Newswire) - Mazda Motor Corporation's production and sales results for February 2007 are summarized below.

I. Production
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 February 2007 Jan - Feb 2007
 Units YoY Change(%) Units YoY Change(%)
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Domestic Production

 Passenger Cars 75,847 -0.8 149,045 +3.7
 Commercial Vehicles 3,728 -28.5 6,983 -27.5
 Total 79,575 -2.6 156,028 +1.7
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Overseas Production

 Passenger Cars 22,547 -20.1 49,230 -10.6
 Commercial Vehicles 8,326 +25.2 15,546 +29.3
 Total 30,873 -11.5 64,776 -3.4
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Global Production

 Passenger Cars 98,394 -6.0 198,275 -0.3
 Commercial Vehicles 12,054 +1.6 22,529 +4.0
 Total 110,448 -5.2 220,804 +0.2
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1) Domestic production

The domestic production volume in February 2007 was down 2.6% over the same month last year. Despite added production of the CX-7 and CX-9 models, the total was lower than the same month last year due to decreased production of commercial vehicles the Mazda6.

--Domestic production of key models in February 2007--

CX-7: 4,238 units (no year-on-year comparison available)

CX-9: 3,302 units (no year-on-year comparison available)

Mazda6: 9,346 units (down 32.5% year-on-year)

(2) Overseas production

The overseas production volume was down 11.5% over the same month last year. Production of the BT-50 pickup truck series was steady, but a decrease in Mazda6 and Tribute production resulted in lower production volumes compared to the same month last year.

On a country basis, increased production of the BT-50 series in Thailand helped production reach 4,335 units, up 24.4% over the same month last year.

--Overseas production of key models in February 2007--

BT-50: 7,523 units (up 30.0% year-on-year)

Mazda6: 11,100 units (down 13.8% year-on-year)

Tribute: 2,811 units (down 48.6% year-on-year)

II. Domestic Sales
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 February 2007 Jan - Feb 2007
 Units YoY Change(%) Units YoY Change(%)
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Domestic Production

 Passenger Cars 20,220 -3.9 38,357 -5.2
 Commercial Vehicles 3,300 -27.6 6,302 -23.1

 Registration Total 18,199 -9.7 34,475 -9.5
 Micro-mini Total 5,321 -2.1 10,184 -3.8
 Total 23,520 -8.1 44,659 -8.2
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The domestic sales volume was below the figure for the same month last year, down 8.1% compared to February 2006. Sales volumes of the Mazda3 and CX-7 were brisk, but the results fell below the figure for the same month last year due to a decrease in sales volumes of commercial vehicles and the Mazda2.

Mazda's registered vehicle market share was 5.6%, down 0.1 points over February 2006, with a 2.9% market share of the micro-mini segment (down 0.1 points) and a 4.7% total market share, down 0.1% points over the same month last year.

--Domestic sales of key models in February 2007--

Mazda2: 4,924 units (down 8.7% year-on-year)

Mazda3: 2,200 units (up 31.0% year-on-year)

CX-7: 799 units (no year-on-year comparison available)

III. Exports
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 February 2007 Jan - Feb 2007
 Units YoY Change(%) Units YoY Change(%)
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Domestic Production

 Passenger Cars 62,254 +6.5 130,347 +18.5
 Commercial Vehicles 177 +16.4 680 +20.6

 North America 27,141 +37.5 53,932 +41.6
 Europe 22,108 -17.3 49,674 -1.3
 Oceana 4,837 -17.9 9,276 +2.6
 Others 8,345 +33.7 18,145 +38.8
 Total 62,431 +6.5 131,027 +18.5
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Exports have exceeded the figures for the same month of the previous year for 19 consecutive months since August 2005, with an increase of 6.5% year-on-year in February 2007 attributable to the addition of CX-7 and CX-9 exports and an increase in Mazda3 exports. Total export figures reached their highest level for any February in the last 14 years.

On a market basis, exports to North America were particularly healthy, reaching 27,141 units (up 37.5% year-on-year) mainly due to the CX-9 and Mazda3.

--Exports of key models in February 2007--

CX-7: 4,212 units (no year-on-year comparison available)

CX-9: 3,556 units (no year-on-year comparison available)

Mazda3: 32,413 units (up 8.2 % year-on-year)

About Mazda Motor Corporation

Mazda Motor Corporation (TSE: 7261) started manufacturing tools in 1929 and soon branched out into production of trucks for commercial use. In the early 1960s, Mazda launched its first passenger car models and began developing rotary engines. Still headquartered in Hiroshima in western Japan, Mazda today ranks as one of Japan's leading automakers, and exports cars to the United States and Europe for over 30 years. Overseas sales account for more than half of total turnover. Mazda has two main production sites in Japan and 19 overseas facilities. Overseas sites include joint ventures based in the United States, and in Thailand with Ford Motor Company, Mazda's largest shareholder.

Source: Mazda Motor Corporation

Contact:
Mazda Motor Corporation
Ms. Mayumi Handa
handa.ma@tky.mazda.co.jp
+81-82-282-1111


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