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Mazda Reports Great March With Sales Gains Across Lineup

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Mazda has really been killing it in sales lately, with the past couple months being hailed as the best sales since 1994. According to a new sales report from Mazda North American Operations, that particular party is not about to end, as the brand in the US had a year-over-year sales jump of 35.7%, with a year-to-date sales increase of 21.6% versus the same time last year.

So, here’s how the sales break down.

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2018 Mazda CX-5

Sales of all of Mazda’s crossovers are up, with the largest share, of course, going to the Engineer of the Mazda Sales Party Train, the CX-5. For March, Mazda North American Operations sold 16,138 CX-5 models, a jump of 90.5% from last year’s 8,470.

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After that, the next largest increase was actually from the smaller CX-3 (just redesigned!), which has gone back and forth with its sales numbers in the past. For March, Mazda sold 1,728 CX-3 models, up 38.1% over last year’s 1,251.

2018 Mazda CX-9

Then, rounding out the CX range is the three-row Mazda CX-9, which sold 3,066 models, a comfortable 20.2% boost over last March’s 2,550.

Not surprisingly, the i-ACTIV AWD option continued to be popular among CX models, coming equipped on 59.5%. Mazda’s CX lineup as a whole saw a total sales increase of 70.6% over last year with a total of 20,932 vehicles sold.

This was the CX-5’s best sales month ever, and the CX-9’s best since 2013.

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redesigned 2018 Mazda6

In Mazda’s passenger car area, Mazda’s full-size sedan, the Mazda6 (recently released after its own redesign), saw a small decrease, from 2,794 last year to 3,734 this year (a drop of 1.6%), while the compact Mazda3 actually saw sales gains versus last March, selling 7,760 this year to 7,137 last year, an increase of 8.7%.

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Finally, the Mazda MX-5 Miata continues to see a cold-weather slump with 876 models sold in March versus 1,345 last March—although this makes sense, as the MX-5 hard-top RF was just being sold at the start of 2017.

Finally, rounding out the wide-ranging successful month, Mazda reported record Certified Pre-Owned sales (4,552 vehicles, up 19.6% over last year) and sales from Mazda Motor de Mexico of 4,137 vehicles, an increase of 1.9% versus last year.

If you want to peruse the numbers for yourself, here is a handy dandy chart, courtesy of Mazda North American Operations.

Mazda sales March 2018