Ch-Ch-Changes: Mazdaspeed6, Mazda6 Wagon Dropped for 2008


Mazda’s high-performance sedan, the Mazdaspeed6, will not continue as a 2008 model. The wagon version of the Mazda6 is another casualty of Mazda’s thinning 2008 lineup. Both were popular among a small niche of fans but didn’t find a wide audience. Mazda is also trimming the current Mazda6 lineup because the model will be significantly redesigned for 2009.

The 2008 Mazda6 sedan and hatchback will get a tire pressure monitoring system standard for 2008, but little else has changed. A Bose stereo system is standard in the Touring trim level, 17-inch wheels are standard on the i Sport trim and there’s a standard alarm system on the Sport VE and Touring trims.

The 2008s will start arriving at dealers later this year. Currently, 2007 Mazdaspeed6 — a Best Bet — and Mazda6 sedans, hatchbacks and wagons have a $1,750 cash-back offer or low-financing available through Sept. 4. 

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Former managing editor David Thomas has a thing for wagons and owns a 2010 Subaru Outback and a 2005 Volkswagen Passat wagon.  Email David