The Mazda MPV (Multi-Purpose Vehicle) is a minivan manufactured by Mazda. Introduced in 1989 as a rear-wheel-drive model with optional selectable four-wheel drive, it was replaced in 2000 with a front-wheel-drive-only version. Over one million MPV models had been produced since its introduction.
The 1989 MPV was designed from the ground-up as a minivan specifically for the American market. Mazda discontinued the original MPV after the 1998 model year for North America, and after the 1999 model year for the rest of the world.
The MPV was discontinued in both Europe and North America after model year 2006, but continues to be sold in Japan, Philippines, Thailand, South Korea, and North Korea.
The van was named to Car and Driver magazine's Ten Best list for 1990 and 1991 and featured as one of their "vehicles for the coming (fuel) crisis".