Mazda5 Won’t Get a Replacement, But Does Anyone Really Care?

The Mazda5 MPV will go out of production in the near future but the Japanese automaker doesn’t have any plans for a replacement model.

Company officials have confirmed to Autocar that the seven-seat MPV will not be replaced, and low sales are most likely the reason behind the decision. In the UK, Mazda has been selling under 1,000 units annually for the past few years.

But times are hard for MPVs worldwide, as they face with strong competition from more appealing five- and seven-seat SUVs. The Mazda5 is still available to order and the company has models in stock, but production of the MPV is being scaled down, with no replacement on the horizon.

Mazda has also stopped investing in its MPV, with the Mazda5 now being the automaker’s only model not built or powered by its SkyActiv technology. That alone is a strong enough clue about the Mazda5’s future.

The future of MPVs in general looks quite grim at the moment, with even Europe’s most iconic minivan, the Renault Espace, crossing over to SUV territory for its latest generation. Who knows, maybe that’s the only way MPVs can survive.

PHOTOS

V8-Powered Ford Fusion With 450 HP And RWD Is The Closest Thing To A Mustang Sedan

Not content with the stock 325 HP twin-turbo V6, the owner of this saloon fitted a tuned Coyote engine and a 2007 ‘Stang GT500 transmission.

Kevin Hart’s Plymouth Barracuda Crash Investigated By Californian Authorities

The California Highway Patrol may recommend modified cars like Hart’s are fitted with five-point safety harnesses.

2020 Genesis G90 Vs. 2019 Mercedes S-Class: Underdog Takes On Top Dog

The 2020 G90 is fantastic value for money, but is it good enough to take on the luxury segment’s benchmark?.

Here’s a Close Look At The ID.3, Volkswagen’s Most Important New Car In Many Decades

The all-new compact electric hatchback is available in three different battery and electric motor configurations.

Mercedes SL 73 AMG: Rarer Than A Pagani Zonda And The Coolest R129 Of Them All

If you like 1990s AMGs, this SL 73 is the pick of the decade, packing a healthy 525 HP and being made in no more than 50 examples .

What Is BMW Testing With This M8 Prototype At The Nurburgring?

One possibility is that it’s an even more hardcore variant of the Competition, and another that the rear wing is going to be offered as an M Performance part.

Bugatti CEO Reveals More Track-Focused Chiron Variants Are Coming

Now that it has made a point about its hypercar’s top speed with the 300+, Bugatti will turn its attention to other aspects like power-to-weight ratio and ultimate handling.

Check Out This Frosted Glass Blue Audi R8 Coupe With A Dual-Tone Interior

Adding an Audi Exclusive color to your R8 V10 Coupe will cost you nearly $4k in the States for a matte finish – otherwise, you’re looking at close to $7k.

Ford Sells Its Canvas Vehicle Subscription Service To Fair

Canvas only served a reported 3,800 customers, while Fair’s app-based subscription program has been downloaded more than 3.2 million times.

Ferrari Shall Keep Production Below Demand To Safeguard Its Status

Ferrari say they will always deliver one car less than the market demands in order to maintain their models’ desirability .