Mazda Canada revealed its sales results for March 2013 and these show strong demand for the company’s SKYACTIV Technology-equipped products.

Mazda sales last month were led by the compact Mazda3, which enjoyed its best March since 2010 and second best March ever with 4,848 sold.

Almost 50 percent of all Mazda3’s sold in March were equipped with the fuel-efficient SKYACTIV Technology.

“Canadians love to buy compact cars, and the Mazda3 with SKYACTIV Technology had a great month in March, which helped Mazda outpace the market,” said Vito Paladino, director of Sales Operations at Mazda Canada. “The popularity of new Mazda vehicles with SKYACTIV Technology continues to shine every month, as consumer awareness continues to grow.”

The CX-5 had the best month on record in March with 1,771 vehicles sold, representing a 7 percent gain over 2012. The 2014 CX-5 is now available with an all-new 2.5L gasoline engine which produces 184 horsepower.

Sales of the all-new SKYACTIV Mazda6 also rose by 17 percent in March, which is also the best March since 2010.

Sales of the Mazda2 subcompact were up 48 percent.

In total, SKYACTIV Technology vehicles accounted for 53 percent of all sales in March.