The company abandon its Mazda5 minivan

February 18, 2015 at 7:37 pm

The production of compact van Mazda 5 will soon be closed, and no successor he did not appear. This fact is confirmed by representatives of the Japan edition of Autocar. The machine remains in storage for some time more will be available for order. However, the capacity set aside for “five”, since it has been gradually reoriented to produce five- and seven-seat crossover. Their growing popularity and was the reason for the resignation of the “bus”.

Mazda5 image

Mazda5 pics

Refusal of a minivan is driven by rapidly falling demand for such models. This is partly due to the growing popularity of five- and seven-seat crossover.
At the end of last year, Mazda has expanded its line coupe due to compact model CX-3, built on the basis of hatchback Mazda2. European sales of new items that will be offered with petrol and diesel engines will start in the summer of 2015.
In addition, the Japanese have updated crossover CX-5, which has received a number of changes in the exterior and interior.

Mazda5 picture

Mazda5 pics

Recall that the story begins with the Mazda 5 models Premacy, which lasted for production in Japan from 1999 to 2005. The five-door car in the cabin which can accommodate up to seven people was based on a “trolley” Mazda CP. Customers are offered as a front-wheel and all-wheel drive version.