Mazda 5 (Premacy)

Mazda 5 to be discontinued after 5 years in the US

On August 6, Mazda North American Operations announced that it will discontinue sales of its Mazda 5 (the Premacy, in Japan) for the US market. The 2015 Mazda 5 is the final model for Mazda’s compact MPV.

The current model in its third-generation was launched at the 2010 Geneva International Motor Show. In Japan, it underwent its first major overhaul back in January 2013, which included the introduction of its SKYACTIV technology.

After five years since its debut, sales of the Mazda 5 are declining in the US. It sold 551 units last month, a 64.4% drop from a year ago. It also recorded a 22% decline to 6,835 units for the period between January and July of this year.

Although Mazda has not announced its reason to discontinue the Mazda 5, it is likely due to its sluggish sales in the US. Mazda North American Operations stated, “We are not planning to introduce a new model to replace the Mazda 5 at this time.”

(Translated by Travis Yamabata)