The Prius v has reached its final leg, with Toyota pulling it out of the U.S. market.

According to Green Car Reports, Toyota is ending production of the max-sized Prius wagon in the U.S. and Puerto Rico. Other global markets will be unaffected by the change.

In a statement, Corey Proffitt, a Toyota East Coast communications manager, offered very little information and no specific reason for the move.

“After six years and nearly 160,000 units sold in the U.S., the decision was made to end Prius V production for the U.S. and Puerto Rico this December,” said Proffitt.

The Prius v’s demise is otherwise likely the result of external competition as well as competition from within its own ranks. The 2016 RAV4 hybrid cut into its sales with consumers’ gradually increasing appetite for crossover styling over traditional wagons and, to a lesser extent, hatchbacks. A preference for all-wheel-drive is a factor as well.

Additionally, sales numbers were comically low with only 14,800 Prius v models sold versus 45,000 RAV4 hybrids in the same year. Compared to lower trim Prius’, the Prius v is best differentiated as roomier, heavier, more expensive, and significantly less fuel economy than the regular Prius.

All in all, the Prius v is a decent performer, showing initial promise with its 43-mpg city/39-mpg highway fuel economy rating, spacious seating, and cargo room. However, some popular feedback with online reviews calls out its uninspiring handling and shabby interior plastics. Another model regularly compared with the Prius v is the C-Max Hybrid, a sportier and cheaper alternative also set to end production by mid-2018 due to poor sales.

Green Car Reports