"Mazda-626" - a compact car manufactured by the Japanese corporation Mazda Motor Corporation. Produced from 1970 to 2002. It was sold in industrial quantities in the USA and Europe. The Americans acquired the rights to issue licensed analogues of the model, and based on the "Mazda-626" were created Ford Telstar and Ford Probe.
In Japan, the car was produced under the name Mazda Capella until 2002, after which the car was renamed to Mazda 6. During the entire production of the Mazda-626, almost four and a half million copies were sold. And this fact testifies to the unusual popularity of the machine. In Asia, South Africa and Australia, the Mazda-626 was sold as Ford Telstar, but at one point it was replaced by the Ford Mondeo, which was assembled in Europe. The history of the model's reincarnation, the change of names and factory ciphers are rather confusing, nevertheless it was and remains a high-class car with an unprecedented level of demand.
The first car left the assembly line in 1970, and its serial production continued for a full four years. The model was equipped with a 4-cylinder engine in volume of 1.6 liters, which developed capacity of 104 liters. from. In the US and Europe, the car was exported actively, sales were high. Since the laws of export-import require a change in the name or index of the car, the model fell into the American market under the name "Mazda-616" in two versions - a sedan and a coupe. The compact Japanese car used in the USA steady demand. In 1972, the model was launched with a more powerful engine, a volume of 1.8 liters. The car began to be called "Mazda-818".
In 1978, Mazda Motor Corporation began production of the second generation Mazda family. The car was sold all over the world under the name "Mazda-626", only in Great Britain it was called Mazda Montrose. The name of the car was due to the Scottish city of Montrose, where Mazda Motor Corporation was located in the northern European region.
"Mazda-626", reviews Which was always only positive, was produced in two versions: with a 4-speed manual gearbox and a 3-speed transmission. Except for different powertrain assemblies, there was no difference any more. In 1982, a limited series of machines was launched with a 5-speed manual transmission. The issue was timed to the tenth anniversary of the launch of the assembly plant in New Zealand. Only one gearbox was decided not to be limited, the car got even more optics, new alloy wheels and a stylish velor upholstery. In fact, with this jubilee series, the emergence of a new style in the Japanese automotive industry - the release of limited lots of luxury.
For all its history, the model was modified in only four classic body styles: a two-door coupe, a four-door sedan, a Mazda-626 hatchback and a station wagon. There were attempts to create a cabriolet. In addition, the model "Mazda-626" GT (as a sports modification) was produced. Sports orientation, however, has not received the proper recognition of the public.
Manufacture of the Japanese car of the raised demand "Mazda-626", which technical characteristics always were at the height, never stood still, design updates, improvements of the power-plant and running gear were constantly offered, radical updating of design of furnish and arrangement of interior.
Variety of engines
A line of engines was created, which included engines with a volume of 2.0 liters and different capacities - from 88 to 120 liters. With., Injection injection and carburettor, with two valves per cylinder and with four for other modes of gas distribution and power systems. The engine "Mazda-626" was designated by letters FE, this index united power units which were established on the car. The range of motors was quite wide, for example, from 1983 to 1987, carburetor engines with a capacity of 102 liters were installed on the sedan and the station wagon. With., Working on a simple gas distribution scheme, without a CO 2 catalyst, and the hatchback in the same period of time was equipped with a more advanced 120 liter engine. With., Turbocharged, with injector injection and with a catalyst.
Then on "Mazda-626" began to install a powerful 16-valve injector engines, developing 148 liters. from. For such motors, a catalyst was necessarily installed. The variety of power plants used in the assembly of the Mazda-626 was excessive. The power was varied in the range of six positions: 60, 80, 90, 103, 109 and 148 liters. from. Such a variety of power plants for the model was explained by the experimental approach to the production of cars. Design corps Mazda Motor Corporation considered that engines of different capacities will satisfy the demands of all buyers without exception. To some extent, such a calculation was justified, the consumer was given the opportunity to choose.
Design and increase in demand
In June 1987, there was a modification of the Mazda-626 GD, which had a radically redesigned exterior design. The contours acquired swiftness, the profile of the car became as if flying. The model was perfect for lovers of beautiful cars, sales began to go off scale, sometimes buyers were enrolled in the queue, which never happened in the European, and even more so in the American car market. And in the following year, 1988, a station wagon appeared, a car that took its rightful place in the Mazda model line.
In 1997, the "Mazda-626" photo Which appeared in all magazines, was presented as a new generation machine. The model was to continue the tradition of a reliable illustrious car, which proved itself from the very best side. The new car had a front-wheel drive with a transverse engine arrangement. The body got angularity, became shorter by 100 millimeters and higher by 30. The car became more compact, but the interior space expanded. The design of the rear of the hatchback has changed radically, the boot lid has become more elegantly shaped, and the rear lights have taken on modern geometric shapes.
The chassis of the car, including the front suspension, has passed completely and unchanged to the new model. Only the "Mazda-626" wagon has changed radically, the silhouette of which has become more modern and light, has acquired signs of a sporting style. The salon of the station wagon of the last generation turned out roomy and at the same time cozy.
The standard equipment of the Mazda-626 vehicles of the 1997 edition includes an electric drive for the adjustment of exterior mirrors and front door glass, airbags, ABS, rudder adjustment and an integrated immobilizer, an effective anti-theft device.
The more expensive version of the package includes climate control, an on-board computer that analyzes fuel consumption in real time, and many other useful control options.
Another restyling model "Mazda-626" was held in late 1999. Changes mainly concerned the exterior design of the car, as well as details of interior design and upholstery quality. Significantly increased the level of passive safety of the car, and the body was designed using the latest technology Maidas - emergency distribution of impact force and inertia.
Of no small importance for buyers is the new body protection against corrosion, worked out with the use of multilayer zinc-nickel galvanizing metal, followed by priming in three layers and painting in four layers of incomplete drying. This technique gives the manufacturer the right to announce a 12-year guarantee against corrosion.
From the point of view of the ecology of the environment, the "Mazda-626" of the latest generation is one of the most reliable models of our time. The car's silencer system uses a built-in electronic exhaust gas recirculation module that effectively reduces CO 2 emissions to the atmosphere. Ecological balance is also promoted by the reliability of the car's design, such a concept as "repair" of the Mazda-626 "does not exist.