With few exceptions, 2015 is a year of transition for Mazda, as the company unveiled redesigned versions of a couple of its key players for the 2014 model year and has already announced plans for all-new and totally revamped 2016 models. In the midst of it all, there has been one casualty: the compact Mazda 2 is no longer part of the brand's lineup.
While still on the payroll, the CX-5 crossover returns as a carryover for 2015, and the Mazda 5 minivan is back in identical form, albeit without a manual transmission option. Celebrating a quarter century of sales success, the MX-5 Miata roadster greets 2015 with a limited-availability 25th Anniversary Edition, whereas the largest of Mazdas, the CX-9 crossover, aims to attract buyers with a Recreational Accessories package. Similarly, the 2015 Mazda 6 sedan has been enhanced with a new moonroof and audio package, and the Mazda 3 sports a more generous assortment of standard features, as well as broader availability of its 6-speed manual transmission.