Japan – Mazda: Mid-Term Management Plan Update and Management Policy up to 2030

Mazda Motor Corporation today announces an update to its Mid-Term Management Plan and basic management policies up to 2030. Taking into account the significant changes that have occurred in the business environment including countries’ environmental regulatory trends, heightened geopolitical risks, and rapid development of advanced technologies represented by CASE, Mazda sets forth the basic policies for management stated below and will promote key initiatives.

Basic Management Policies up to 2030

Mazda believes it is the duty of every company to conduct its business responsibility for the earth and society and we continue to pursue research based on our human-centered philosophy. We are committed to engineering and manufacturing, creating human connections and developing people in a way that uplifts the mind and body.

1. Contribute to resolving the social challenge of curbing global warming through our electrification strategy appropriate to regional characteristics and environmental needs

2. Conduct in-depth research of people and shed light on their relationship with cars with a view toward realizing a safe and secure automotive society.

3. Maintain Mazda’s brand value management, offer our unique values, and continue to be the brand preferred by customers.

Key Initiatives

Based on the idea of “co-creating with others,” Mazda will promote collaborative projects with a broad range of partners, hone our unique values, and adapt to significant environmental changes. In addition, we will invest in people who are the fountainhead of our company.

1. Initiatives for Carbon Neutrality

To achieve carbon neutrality by 2050, we have set an interim target of making Mazda factories carbon neutral worldwide by 2035. We will pursue this initiative on three pillars: energy conservation, shift to renewable energies, and use of carbon neutral fuels. In this effort, we will contribute to realizing a sustainable circular society while coexisting with local communities and residents.

2. Electrification Strategy

We have set out a three-phase approach through 2030 and will flexibly address electrification. In the first phase, we will make use of our technology assets comprising multiple electrification technologies to achieve both a reduction in our environmental footprint and produce attractive products. In the second phase, we will introduce new hybrid system and, in China where electrification is advancing, introduce EV-dedicated vehicles as well as launch battery EV vehicles globally. In the third phase, we will promote the full-fledged launch of battery EVs and consider investing in battery production. We estimate Mazda’s EV ratio in global sales to rise to a range between 25 percent and 40 percent as of 2030.

3. Value Creation through Co-creation between People and IT

Mazda will conduct in-depth research of people to understand and create models of mechanisms between the human body and brain in our aim to accelerate the development of human-centered advanced driver assistance technology and eliminate new Mazda vehicles as a cause of fatal accidents avoidable with automotive technologies by 2040. In addition, we will facilitate investment to train digitally-proficient personnel capable of easily utilizing AI and IT.

4. Cost Reduction and Supply Chain Enhancement

From a comprehensive viewpoint, we will look into both value chains and supply chains to thoroughly eliminate waste, irregularities, and overburdens to refine our costs, thereby enhancing our capability to reduce costs and resilience to reductions in production.

In moving toward 2030, Mazda will aim to continue our research based on our human-centered philosophy, create more moving experiences for people to enjoy while driving in their daily life, and deliver more enjoyment to everyday life which will uplift and energize people.

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Mazda Production and Sales Results for June 2022 and for January through June 2022

Mazda Motor Corporation’s production and sales results for June 2022 and for January through June 2022 are summarized below.

I. Production

1. Domestic Production
(1) June 2022
Mazda’s domestic production volume in June 2022 increased 1.3% year on year due to increased production of passenger vehicles.

[Domestic production of key models in June 2022]CX-5: 35,989 units (up 1.3% year on year)
CX-30: 7,152 units (up 9.3%)
MAZDA3: 6,589 units (down 39.6%)

(2) January through June 2022
Mazda’s total domestic production volume in the period from January through June 2022 decreased 20.7% year on year due to decreased production of passenger vehicles.

[Domestic production of key models in the period from January through June 2022]CX-5: 161,963 units (down 8.6% year on year)
MAZDA3: 38,027 units (down 36.1%)
CX-30: 31,484 units (down 19.1%)

2. Overseas Production
(1) June 2022
Mazda’s overseas production volume in June 2022 increased 16.5% year on year due to increased production of passenger vehicles.

[Overseas production of key models in June 2022]CX-30: 12,398 units (up 9.2% year on year)
MAZDA3: 7,847 units (up 13.2%)
MAZDA2: 4,503 units (up 15.2%)

(2) January through June 2022
Mazda’s total overseas production volume in the period from January through June 2022 decreased 12.9% year on year due to decreased production of passenger and commercial vehicles.

[Overseas production of key models in the period from January through June 2022]CX-30: 60,140 units (down 4.4% year on year)
MAZDA3: 46,242 units (down 4.3%)
MAZDA2: 24,068 units (down 10.1%)

II. Domestic Sales

(1) June 2022
Mazda’s domestic sales volume in June 2022 increased 21.4% year on year due to increased sales of passenger vehicles.

Mazda’s registered vehicle market share was 4.7% (up 1.6 points year on year), with a 1.8% share of the micro-mini segment (unchanged) and a 3.5% total market share (up 0.9 points).

[Domestic sales of key models in June 2022]CX-5: 1,937 units (up 64.6% year on year)
MAZDA2: 1,935 units (up 115.5%)
CX-30: 1,413 units (up 2.8%)

(2) January through June 2022
Mazda’s domestic sales volume in the period from January through June 2022 decreased 12.6% year on year due to decreased sales of passenger and commercial vehicles.

Mazda’s registered vehicle market share was 5.0% (up 0.2 points), with a 1.9% share of the micro-mini segment (unchanged) and a 3.8% total market share (up 0.1 points year on year).

[Domestic sales of key models in the period from January through June 2022]CX-5: 15,481 units (up 24.3% year on year)
MAZDA2: 11,771 units (down 7.7%)
CX-30: 8,163 units (down 29.9%)

III. Exports

(1) June 2022
Mazda’s export volume in June 2022 decreased 8.4% year on year due to decreased shipments to North America, Oceania and other regions.

[Exports of key models in June 2022]CX-5: 31,761 units (up 7.7% year on year)
CX-30: 5,578 units (up 57.9%)
MAZDA3: 4,905 units (down 49.6%)

(2) January through June 2022
Mazda’s export volume in the period from January through June 2022 decreased 25.4% year on year due to decreased shipments to North America, Europe, Oceania and other regions.

[Exports of key models in the period from January through June 2022]CX-5: 143,004 units (down 11.0% year on year)
MAZDA3: 30,186 units (down 44.2%)
CX-9: 24,959 units (down 20.2%)

IV. Global Sales

(1) June 2022
Mazda’s global sales volume in June 2022 decreased 36.8% year on year due to decreased sales mainly in the U.S., China, Europe and other regions.

[Global sales of key models in June 2022]CX-5: 19,146 units (down 43.3% year on year)
CX-30: 14,424 units (down 28.2%)
MAZDA3: 11,416 units (down 44.8%)

(2) January through June 2022
Mazda’s global sales volume in the period from January through June 2022 decreased 22.0% year on year due to decreased sales mainly in the U.S., China, Europe and other regions.

[Global sales of key models in the period from January through June 2022]CX-5: 181,662 units (down 13.2% year on year)
MAZDA3: 94,282 units (down 22.9%)
CX-30: 89,380 units (down 24.8%)






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Japan – Mazda Included in MSCI Japan ESG Select Leaders Index

Mazda Motor Corporation has been included in the MSCI Japan ESG Select Leaders Index, a major ESG investment index. This makes Mazda a constituent of all five ESG indices for Japanese stocks (listed below) that are adopted by the Government Pension Investment Fund, one of the world�s largest pension reserve fund managers.

MSCI Japan ESG Select Leaders Index
MSCI Japan Empowering Women Index (WIN)
FTSE Blossom Japan Index
FTSE Blossom Japan Sector Relative Index
S&P/JPX Carbon Efficient Index

Members of the MSCI Japan ESG Select Leaders Index are selected by major U.S. financial services company Morgan Stanley Capital International. Listed Japanese companies are assessed in their respective industries and only those with relatively high ESG ratings are included in the index.

Mazda strives to grow as a company and to continuously challenge ourselves to realize our corporate vision of brightening people�s lives, existing sustainably with the earth and society.
Mazda Sustainability website: External Evaluations: www.mazda.com/en/sustainability/evaluation/

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Mazda Production and Sales Results for May 2022

Mazda Motor Corporation’s production and sales results for May 2022 are summarized below.

I. Production

1. Domestic Production
Mazda’s domestic production volume in May 2022 decreased 30.2% year on year due to decreased production of passenger vehicles.

[Domestic production of key models in May 2022]CX-5: 16,879 units (down 15.9% year on year)
CX-30: 4,893 units (up 42.1%)
CX-9: 2,733 units (down 34.7%)

2. Overseas Production
Mazda’s overseas production volume in May 2022 decreased 10.6% year on year due to decreased production of passenger vehicles.

[Overseas production of key models in May 2022]MAZDA3: 7,720 units (down 5.0% year on year)
CX-30: 7,658 units (down 7.3%)
MAZDA2: 3,698 units (down 28.6%)

II. Domestic Sales

Mazda’s domestic sales volume in May 2022 decreased 36.7% year on year due to decreased sales of passenger and commercial vehicles.

Mazda’s registered vehicle market share was 2.1% (down 1.3 points year on year), with a 2.3% share of the micro-mini segment (up 0.4 points) and a 2.2% total market share (down 0.6 points).

[Domestic sales of key models in May 2022]MAZDA2: 848 units (down 36.9% year on year)
CX-5: 813 units (down 2.0%)
MAZDA3: 341 units (down 64.6%)

III. Exports

Mazda’s export volume in May 2022 decreased 52.7% year on year due to decreased shipment to North America, Europe, Oceania and other regions.

[Exports of key models in May 2022]CX-5: 11,274 units (down 46.2% year on year)
CX-30: 2,350 units (down 38.7%)
CX-9: 1,992 units (down 53.8%)

IV. Global Sales

Mazda’s global sales volume in May 2022 decreased 41.9% year on year due to decreased sales mainly in the U.S., China, Europe and other regions.

[Global sales of key models in May 2022]CX-5: 21,392 units (down 45.3% year on year)
CX-30: 12,379 units (down 41.6%)
MAZDA3: 11,353 units (down 43.3%)






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Japan – Mazda 787B to Drive Demo Laps in Le Mans Classic 2022

Mazda Motor Corporation announced that the Mazda 787B, symbol of Mazda’s “never stop challenging” spirit, will do demonstration laps(1) at Le Mans Classic 2022 to be held from June 30 to July 3.

1991 Le Mans winner, Mazda 787B, at Le Mans drivers’ parade on June 10, 2011

Equipped with a four-rotor rotary engine, the Mazda 787B became the first Japanese automobile to win the 24 Hours of Le Mans endurance race in 1991. For the first time in almost a decade, spectators will be able to witness the thrilling and distinctive sound of the Mazda 787B’s rotary engine at Le Mans Classic 2022. The last two opportunities to see the legendary vehicle being at the 90th anniversary of the 24 hours of Le Mans in 2013 and the 20th anniversary of Mazda’s victory at Le Mans in 2011.

The Mazda 787B was due to run at Le Mans Classic last year to mark the 30th anniversary of its victory, unfortunately the event itself was postponed to this year due to Covid-19.

Thanks to support from model car company, Spark, 29-time competitor in the 24 Hours of Le Mans, Yojiro Terada dubbed as “Mr. Le Mans” in Japan, will drive the Mazda 787B during demonstration laps on July 1 and 2 when Group C racing will be held.

Le Mans Classic is a very popular event in which numerous famed racing cars that have previously competed in the 24 Hours of Le Mans(2) gather and make an appearance every two years on the Circuit de la Sarthe. In Group C, entry vehicles are divided by historical period and compete in 60-minute races. This year’s entries will include cars that have cemented their names in history such as the Toyota Tom’s 85C, the Porche 962, the Jaguar XJR and the Peugeot 905.

For Mazda 787B, visit the special website commemorating the 30th anniversary of Mazda’s victory at Le Mans, www.mazda.com/en/innovation/lemans30th/.

(1) In case of rain or other poor weather conditions, the demonstration laps by Mazda 787B may be cancelled.
(2) 2022 24 Hours of Le Mans marked 99 years since the event first ran in 1923.

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