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Mazda Core Models Bolster Massive March

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NOTTING HILL, AUSTRALIA – April 7, 2010: It was a double delight for Mazda Australia last month with the company celebrating its second-best ever March sales result and best ever end to a Japanese financial year.

According to March VFACTS figures released today Mazda Australia sold 7,453 new vehicles last month, up 21pc over the same month last year. Meanwhile the company has just wrapped up its best ever Japanese Financial Year with 79,829 sales.

Spearheading Mazda’s March spike were strong sales of the company’s core passenger and SUV models including the sporty and stylish small car Mazda3 with 3,562 sales - up 27.2pc over the same month last year. Year-to-date Mazda3 remains the country’s top-selling small car.

Off the back of a recent facelift the Mazda6 had a strong month with 758 sales which saw it regain its familiar position as Australia’s favourite imported medium car. This result gave Mazda a 14.5pc share in the medium car segment.

Meanwhile Mazda’s sporty and practical SUV CX-7 continues goes from strength to strength, consolidating its position amongst the top three preferred vehicles in the Compact SUV segment last month. A total 944 new CX-7s were sold in March. That’s up 228pc compared to the same month last year.

Mazda Australia managing director Doug Dickson said: “Mazda has two great reasons to celebrate this month. 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.”