According to VFACTS figures released today, Mazda Australia had its second-best ever March sales result with 7453 new vehicles registered last month - a 21 per cent increase over the same time last year.
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The news comes as Mazda celebrates its most successful end to a Japanese financial year in history with 79,829 vehicles sold.

Locally, the figures show Mazda's core models achieved the biggest results for the brand with its popular Mazda3 - Australia's best-selling small car - recording 3562 sales, a 27.2 per cent increase on March 2009 numbers.

The recently revised Mazda6 also enjoyed a good month with 758 examples sold. The March figure saw Mazda6 reclaim its title as Australia's favourite imported medium car, giving it a 14.5 per cent share of the market segment.

"Mazda has two great reasons to celebrate this month," said Mazda Australia Managing Director, Mr Doug Dickson."A best-ever end to a Japanese Financial year and an outstanding March result has placed us in good stead for another outstanding year ahead."

Elsewhere in the range, Mazda sold 228 per cent more CX-7 models than this time last year, with a total of 944 vehicles registered.