Japanese auto brand Mazda has made the announcement that they will be shutting down its performance-focused division Mazdaspeed and will now be focused on luxury automobiles. Cars that have come from this division include Mazdaspeed Miata, Mazdaspeed3 and Mazdaspeed6.

In a recent statement a Mazda spokesperson shared “Mazda is focused on becoming more mature and upscale… It is our priority to continue to evolve the next generation of Skyactiv Technologies. As part of this evolution, we are refining and applying our turbocharged engines to more models to provide better, stronger performance with engaging driving dynamics.”