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The Mazda 6 will be discontinued in Japan

Production will end in April of this year

The Mazda 6 is a 12-year-old car, but it has aged really gracefully. PHOTO BY SAM SURLA

One of the last few stalwarts in the shrinking midsize class is the Mazda 6, and its time is finally up in the Japanese domestic market.

The automaker has announced that production for both the sedan and the wagon will end in April of this year with a total of 226,437 units sold in its home market.

The third-generation model known as the GJ was released all the way back in 2012. Since then, this 12-year-old vehicle has remained practically unchanged, aside from two major facelifts.

This news probably would mean that Mazda finally has the fourth-generation model ready, but Kazuyoshi Todou, Mazda’s executive officer for domestic sales, has said that “the Mazda 3 sedan and the CX-series will take over the role” of the long-running model.

As for whether this will affect the model being sold in our country, Mazda Philippines has still not issued any official statement yet, but the Wagon available in its lineup is indeed sourced from Japan.

Sam Surla

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