As of July 1, Japanese domestic orders for the CX-5 had reached approximately 24,000 units, more than doubling the annual sales target in only four and a half months from the start of sales.
The CX-5 has also proved popular in overseas markets. In Russia, Mazda's biggest market in Europe, orders for the model have already exceed 10,000 units by mid-year, drawing close to the annual sales target of 12,000 units for that market.
In Australia, the CX-5 topped the medium SUV segment again, with 1,955 sales for the first half of 2012. Sales of 52,133 vehicles across all categories made Mazda the top-selling import brand for the January-June 2012 period.
The CX-5 is the first model to fully incorporate Mazda's SKYACTIV TECHNOLOGY, which centres not only on efficient engines and transmissions for the driver, but also efficient chassis design and car body technology to optimize the automobile manufacturing process. The CX-5 claims to offer excellent fuel economy and an exhilarating driving experience.