Mazda North American Operations (MNAO) today announced U.S. sales of 22,476 units for the month of August. Overall, Mazda's year-to-date sales total is 171,646, 2.4 percent over the 1999 year-to-date figure.

Mazda North American Operations is responsible for the sales and marketing, customer parts and services support of Mazda vehicles in the United States. Headquartered in Irvine, Calif., MNAO has more than 750 dealerships nationwide and is owned by Mazda Motor Corporation, Hiroshima, Japan.

MAZDA SALES FOR AUGUST 2000

MONTH-TO-DATE YEAR-TO-DATE

August August % August August %

2000 1999 Change 2000 1999 Change

Total Vehicles

CARS 15,220 16,866 -9.8% 122,866 135,162 -9.1%

TRUCKS 7,256 5,577 +30.1% 48,780 32,537 +49.9%

TOTAL 22,476 22,443 +0.12% 171,646 167,699 +2.4%

Imported Vehicles

CARS 9,665 9,503 +1.7% 70,062 73,652 -4.9%

TRUCKS 3,430 1,644 +108.6% 25,468 4,903 +419.4%

TOTAL 13,095 11,147 +17.5% 95,530 78,555 -21.6%

U.S. Product

CARS 5,555 7,363 -25.1% 52,804 61,510 -14.2%

TRUCKS 3,826 3,933 -2.7% 23,312 27,634 -15.6%

TOTAL 9,381 11,296 -17.1% 76,116 89,144 -14.6%

MONTH-TO-DATE YEAR-TO-DATE

August August % August August %

2000 1999 Change 2000 1999 Change

Imported Vehicles By Model

Cars

Protege 6,292 6,422 -2.0% 46,000 48,876 -6.1%

Millenia 1,650 1,536 +7.4% 10,082 11,239 -10.3%

Miata 1,723 1,545 +11.5% 13,980 13,537 +3.3%

MPV 3,430 1,644 +108.6% 25,468 4,903 +419.4%

U.S. Assembled Vehicles By Model

Cars

626 5,555 7,363 -25.1% 52,804 61,496 -14.1%

Trucks

B-Series

4x2 2,723 3,266 -16.6% 18,850 22,217 -15.2%

4x4 427 667 -36.1% 3,786 5,417 -30.1%

Tribute 676 0 -- 676 0 --

SOURCE Mazda North American Operations