After the 2002 model year Mazda dealers won't have the Millenia to sell, but they will get three versions of the 6 sedan and a roadster, dealers said after the Mazda make meeting Sunday.
Dealers said the 2002 Millenia will be the last, and Mazda spokesman Jay Amestoy confirmed the Millenia's impending death. Mazda sold 19,849 Millenias in 2001.
Bill Cook, president of Imported Cars Inc. of Farmington Hills, Mich., says Mazda will bring a sporty five-door and wagon version of its 6 to the United States.
"We start with the sedan, to be followed by the five-door and then the wagon," said Cook, who is a member of Mazda's National Dealer Advisory Council. He said Mazda also would bring a new roadster.
The 6 is scheduled to arrive early next year and enter the highly competitive mid-sized segment with the Toyota Camry, Nissan Altima and Honda Accord. The 6 will replace the 626, which has suffered against improved competition. The 6 will be Mazda's new flagship.
Mazda showed all three versions of the 6 at the Tokyo auto show in October but said it had not decided whether it would bring anything but the sedan to the United States.