In its first month of sales in the Japanese market, Mazda's new Premacy (to be sold as the 5 overseas) has generated more than double the amount of orders than its initial sales target of 3,000 units per month.

Sales, which began on February 7, had reached 6,500 units by March 6.

About 70% of Japanese customers ordered dual power sliding doors and 40% wanted the visual-aid driver navigation system (with front and back monitors), both of which are available as factory-installed options.