However, Mazda's European sales from January to April were up by 11% to almost 108,000 vehicles sold.
A total of 11 markets increased sales year-on-year, with four markets reporting record performances. Russia had a record April for volume, at 2,600 units, up 76% year-on-year.
Spain had a record April for volume and estimated market share, at 1,500 units and 1.0% respectively.
Italy and Portugal each achieved April records for predicted market share, at 0.9% and 1.5% respectively. Finland had its best April in fifteen years, selling over 900 units, which is up 42% versus last April. Greece had its best April since 1992 for volume, at 630 units, up 14% year-on-year.
Other markets reporting good results were the Netherlands, up 86% and Norway, up 61%.
Germany increased registration by 7.8% year-on-year. Denmark sales were up 6.6% and up by 4.2% in Switzerland. Mazda’s Scandinavian organisation sold 1,300 units and increasing sales by almost 11% across the region.