There Won’t Be A 2016 Mazda5 In The United States

Mazda North American Operations announced that the Mazda5 minivan will no longer be offered for the 2016 model year.

“There are no plans at this time to bring a replacement Mazda5 to the U.S. market beyond the 2015 model year,” the automaker said in a statement. The announcement isn’t exactly a surprise, as previous reports have cited Mazda officials as saying that the Mazda5 will not get a successor.

Sales results appear to support Mazda’s decision, as the automaker only sold 6,835 Mazda5 minivans in the United States so far this year, down 22 percent from a year ago according to its July sales report. Sales in other regions aren’t great either: in the UK, Mazda has been selling under 1,000 units annually for the past few years.

Launched in 2010, the third-generation Mazda5 offers up to seven seats (six in the US) and is available in the United States with a single engine option, a 2.5-liter four-cylinder gasoline engine that produces 157hp and 163lb-ft (221Nm) of torque. The engine is offered exclusively with a five-speed automatic transmission with a manual shift mode that sends power to the front wheels.

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