Mazda Set Sales Records with CX-5 and Mazda6 in September

Mazda Set Sales Records with CX-5 and Mazda6 in September
Mazda Set Sales Records with CX-5 and Mazda6 in September

September was a great month for Mazda. In fact, Mazda set sales records for both the CX-5 and the Mazda6. Total vehicle sales in the United States were up 6.7 percent over last year with 23,980 vehicles delivered.

“The past two years have seen a September sales month without the Labor Day holiday, which can present a challenge for our dealers, yet we still reported a year-over-year increase,” said Ron Stettner, vice president of sales, MNAO, in a statement. “Sales growth continues to be the product of strong dealer support and SKYACTIV Technology, specifically the quality, fuel efficiency, technology and value found in Mazda3, Mazda6 and CX-5.”

With 4,263 vehicles sold, the Mazda6 had its best September since 2005—a 34.6 percent increase over September 2013 sales. The CX-5 also had a great month, with a 28.9 percent year-over-year jump driven by the 8,097 units sold.

Helping to boost Mazda’s overall sales is its innovative Skyactiv Technology, which boosts performance and fuel efficiency at the same time. More than 84 percent of Mazda vehicles sold in September were equipped with Skyactiv Technology.

Come check out the fuel efficient, stylish, and high-performing Mazda lineup available here at Wantagh Mazda.

Tips for Traveling with Your Pets

Tips for Traveling with Your Pets
Tips for Traveling with Your Pets

It’s hard to believe that July is already well upon us! Independence Day has come and gone. It’s the time of year that families are making plans for those last minute road trips for the summer. If you have a summer road trip on your horizon, make sure to prepare your vehicle for the road ahead while you’re making plans and reservations and packing up everything. You’ve got a lot on your plate, but make sure you don’t forget about your pet(s) during the whirlwind of getting ready! Sometimes, our furry friends unfortunately get lost in the mix of everything. We have a few tips for you to keep safety in mind when traveling with your pets.

  • You should always make sure that your pets are up-to-date on their vaccinations, but it’s especially important while traveling. It will protect them from airborne illnesses and other animals in different areas you’re traveling. Also bring with you their health records just in case of an emergency.
  • You would never forget to bring their food along during the trip. But remember to make it readily accessible while traveling. Also have water available and a travel bowl. Heat and/or anxiety can kick in while traveling and your pet will need water to cool off. And if it’s a long ride, they just need a refreshing drink just like you do!
  • We know it’s tempting if you’re traveling alone with your pet, but never put a pet carrier in the front passenger seat. Put small carriers on the floor if possible. For the safety of both of you.
  • If you have a larger dog, buckle them in using a harness. It’s not only important to keep them from distracting the driver, but it protects them in the incident of an accident.
  • NEVER leave animals unattended in your parked car in the summer heat. No excuses. Even if your windows are cracked and you think that there is a breeze to keep them cool, your car gets HOT inside. Even in the short time it takes you run inside a fast food restaurant to go to the bathroom and order a sandwich. Don’t believe us? Check out this video.

Be smart this summer, and don’t forget about your beloved pets! From your friends at Wantagh Mazda, have fun and be safe traveling!

2015 Mazda CX-5 even Better with Skyactiv

2015 Mazda CX-5 even Better with Skyactiv

Mazda has been planning the Skyactiv revolution for a long time now—and with the 2015 Mazda CX-5, that radical redefinition of the Mazda brand has finally exploded onto the scene. What makes the Skyactiv technology so powerful and different, then? While in “normal” cars, all the different systems under the hood—the chassis, drivetrain, suspension, etc—are designed separately, the Skyactiv system comes all as one integrated technology, which means the whole thing works in perfect harmony.

The Skyactiv suite technology isn’t just interesting for its groundbreaking integration. With Skyactiv, the 2015 model of the CX-5 is lighter, more efficient, and more powerful. The 2-15 CX-5 will be available in three trims levels: Sport, Touring, and Grand Touring. The Sport runs on a 2.0L four-cylinder engine that gives you 155 horsepower when paired with a six-speed manual or six-speed automatic transmission. Plus, that engine provides great fuel economy—35 mpg highway and 26 mpg city.

The Hampshire Review says that the Mazda CX-5 is “an excellent choice for a young family or an empty-nester couple…it’s entertaining to drive, stylish to look at and illustrates that Skyactiv is more than a strange name.” Come visit us at Wantagh Mazda and we’ll let the CX-5 illustrate its greatness for you personally!