The American subsidiary of Mazda decided to withdraw from the sale of the Mazda6 sedan and the Mazda CX-3 crossover. They will not be updated and will not be replaced by other models in the near future.
“Consumer interest continues to evolve, which is why Mazda will discontinue the CX-3 and Mazda6 for the 2022 model year. Although these two vehicles will leave our lineup, we are proud of the performance, design, quality, and safety they have brought to our brand, ”Mazda North American Operations said in a statement.
We add that the statement is only about cars for the American market.
As noted by Carscoops, the withdrawal of the Mazda6 from the American market is not surprising and logical. If in 2015 the company sold 57,898 “sixes” in the United States, then in 2019, even before the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, sales fell to 21,524 units, and in 2020 they even sank to 16,204 units.
The compact SUV Mazda CX-3, unlike the Mazda6 sedan, has never been popular in the American market. Sales peaked in 2016 when 18,577 cars were sold during the year. In the next three years, sales volumes fluctuated around 16.5 thousand cars, and in 2020 fell to 8335 copies.
Today in the US, the CX-3, CX-30, CX-5, CX-9 crossovers, the Mazda6 sedan, the Mazda3 sedan and hatchback, and the MX-5 roadster are sold. Sales of the MX-30 EV electric vehicle are scheduled for September, and California residents will be the first to buy it.