The ever-popular MX5 remains Mazda’s top-selling model in the UK, making up more than a fifth of its total sales.
Probably more surprising is the fact that more than half of all Mazdas sold in this country are hatchbacks. They make up 54.4% and help the marque to be the 17th most favoured make in the UK.
Unsurprisingly, 20.3% of the 469,062 Mazdas registered are convertibles and 29.7% are classed as sports cars.
Almost a third of Mazdas (32.1%) are classed as small family cars, with medium family cars making up 24.5% .
Manual transmission is certainly favoured by Mazda buyers with only 7.3% opting for automatics.
Almost a third of the models are privately owned by women while men make up 52% of owners while the gender of the owners of the remaining vehicles is unknown.
Just under 10% are company owned.
When it comes to popularity, the Mazda6 comes in second behind the MX5 with 17.7% of the total registrations. The Mazda 323 follows closely on 16.1%.
A fifth of Mazdas in the UK are less than two years old and 40.3% come in at under four years. The more than 10-year-old models make up 22.9%.
Private number plates have been put on Mazdas by 15.7% of owners. The top 10 locations to spot a Mazda are Birmingham, Glasgow, Peterborough, Newcastle upon Tyne, Chester,
Nottingham, Sheffield, Bristol, Cardiff and Leicester.