Mazda 5 dead from 2016 model year onwards in US

The Mazda 5 will soon cease to be in the USA, with the company confirming that there won’t be a 2016 model year version of the minivan.

Mazda North America said in a statement, “There are no plans at this time to bring a replacement Mazda5 to the U.S. market beyond the 2015 model year.”

The small minivan was offered in the US with seating for six, and a sole drivetrain: a 157hp/163 ft-lb (117kW/221Nm) 2.5-liter 4-cylinder gas engine with a 5-speed auto and FWD.

Mazda has already confirmed that it won’t be developing a next generation model of the ca, but it remains on sale in other markets. For now. The company will instead concentrate on crossovers.

So, let’s all pause a minute and mourn the death of the best handling minivan on the market.