Monthly Archives: October 2015

Mazda CX-5

Mazda’s Crossover Sales Aims to Take Over Half of Total Sales

America’s hunger for crossover vehicles isn’t showing any signs of slowing, and Mazda has every intention of delivering more of what we want. According to a recent Automotive News article, Mazda aims for more than half of its US sales to be crossovers within the next two to three years.

Mazda’s crossover sales are expected to reach 300,000 vehicles in the US this year, and through August, the CX-3, CX-5, and CX-9 accounted for 40% of total U.S. sales. The wildly popular Mazda CX-5 is currently carrying the majority of those sales, however the all-new CX-3 subcompact crossover is showing major potential, and a redesigned Mazda CX-9 is scheduled to launch soon – both of which should help the automaker reach its goals in the coming years.

“In the past, we have had a business model with too much reliance on Mazda3 series,” Moro, managing executive officer of global sales coordination said. For example, in 2010, the Mazda3 accounted for 46 percent of Mazda’s US sales. “With that business model, it is very difficult to make good money,” he continued.

Here at El Dorado Mazda, we look forward to the debut of the upcoming CX-9. In the meantime, stop by to check out the exciting CX-5 and CX-3!

Car Key and Money

Car Insurance Hidden Costs

When buying a new car, there are a number of costs to consider besides the sticker price. Fees, registration, and insurance premiums add up, and too often aren’t considered when determining a budget for that new car. Car insurance in particular is calculated based on a number of factors, and a little research in advance can save you from being blindsided by unexpected costs.

Safety is key. If the vehicle you are looking at has poor safety ratings or lacks safety equipment, your insurance provider is likely to hike your rates. Choose a car with top safety ratings and advanced safety equipment for the lowest rates.

The type of vehicle matters. Shopping for a sports car? Prepare for higher insurance rates. The more risky the vehicle, the higher your monthly costs will be.

Vehicle history weighs in. If you’re buying used, be sure to research the car’s history. Previous accidents or unreliability will cost you in increased insurance rates.

Be sure to consider all factors before stretching your budget for a new car. Car insurance hidden costs can end up digging further into your wallet than you expected if you don’t do your research before buying your next car.

Learn more about car insurance rates at dmv.org.

Here at El Dorado Mazda, we want to make you next car-buying experience as simple as possible. Stop by today to check out our lineup of reliable and fun-to-drive vehicles!