Often times, for a new car model to hit the marketplace, one must go. Mazda recently announced that would be the case with the Mazda CX-7, as the model will be discontinued in the U.S. at the end of the 2012 car cycle.
While it's an unfortunate reality, don't think it's because the CX-7 did poorly in terms of sales or availability here in the greater Avondale area. The SUV sold over 35,000 units nationwide last year; it just suffered from a bit of an identity crisis. At 184.3 inches long, the CX-7 was considered too small to be an SUV, but too big to be classified in the compact crossover class. Mazda already has its replacement lined up, and it's a familiar face, too.