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.