The first Mazda 626 appeared in 1979 in the US market.
1997 Mazda 626 First Start Up and Test Drive
Zip Code 626 is worn by all Mazda vehicles. Similar models with the right wheel were released in Japan under the name Capella. Thanks to the separately reclining back of the rear seats of the Mazda 626, the spaciousness of the American-class “compact” was spacious. By European standards, the Mazda 626 belongs to the middle class of cars (size class D).
The series of bodies in the 626-x were marked with two letters - "G" - the letter for the entire series 626 and the second Latin letter, denoting the body of a specific modification. The history of the model 626 is a modification of GC - release (1983-1987), GD - release (1987-1993), GE - release since 1992, GV (universal) - release (1988-1994), GF - release since 1997, GW - release since 1998
In the entire history of the issue, the Mazda 626 was offered with bodies: a 4-door sedan, a five-door hatchback, a station wagon and a two-door coupe. Also on the basis of various bodies produced tuning, "sports" modification of the GT.
Over time, the 626th model underwent changes, new ideas of designers were implemented, outdated and impractical details disappeared. For example, unlike the very first representatives of the Mazda 626, on later cars, the headlights were made as a single unit. Changes affected the interior trim. The window switch with servo glass moved to the inner door handle cover.
Engines, put on a series of GC, differ in index. The most common is FE. It included a whole family of 2-liter engines (more precisely, 1998 cc), which differed in the number of valves and the power supply system. So, in the FE series from 1983 to 1987. Two-liter carburetor engines without a 101 hp catalyst were produced. (index 2000 / FE). In 1986, the FE index was supplemented with a 2.0i turbocharged injection engine (FE-EGI) with a 120 hp catalyst and a five-door GT version.
The following, in 1987, the Mazda 626 GC also began to put two-liter 12- and 16-valve injection engines with 109 and 148 hp respectively. and eight and twelve carburetor catalyst with a volume of 2 liters and a capacity of 90 and 103 hp respectively. On the eight-valve injector engine with 90 hp the catalyst is not set. All this family went under the symbol FE. In addition to the 2.0 engines on the GC, the engines of the old (since 1983) F6 index of 1.6 liters, with an output of 80 hp were installed. Diesel power units were also installed on the GC. It was a 2 liter RF engine. 60 hp Naturally, many of the engines of these series "migrated" to the following series 626.
In June 1987, with the advent of the modification of the GD, the body lines became clearer, the contours more rapid.
In 1988, a wagon appeared in the Mazda 626 model range.
In 1991, with the advent of the new sedan and hatchback, the wagon changed the interior of the cabin, still staying in the old and non-updated body.
In April 1997, a new generation of the Mazda 626 appeared. It was supposed to strengthen the former and somewhat faded glory of a strong, reliable, and most importantly inexpensive family car, which the Mazda 626 was originally conceived of. The cars had a transverse engine and front-wheel drive.
Global body was subjected to changes.
Mazda 626 GF 1.8 1998 review and test drive
The car was 100 mm shorter, 40 mm narrower and 30 mm higher. Despite the fact that the car has become smaller outside, it has become much more inside. Together with the sedan was released and hatchback, which has quite an interesting design of the rear trunk lid and lights.
The suspension was almost entirely borrowed from the previous generation 626. However, its main parts, which are responsible for the elastic properties of the suspension, such as shock absorbers, anti-roll bars and shock absorber springs are replaced with new ones. Small changes have affected the rear suspension, or rather the rear stabilizer-sore seats of the previous model 626.
The wagon of this generation has undergone the most dramatic changes in the history of its release. His new silhouette turned out harmonious, modern, rapid, with hints of sportiness. It features a roomy and cozy interior.
Standard equipment of this generation includes: electric front windows and mirrors, four airbags, ABS, height-adjustable steering wheel and built-in immobilizer. In the more expensive versions, an automatic climate control, an anti-skid system and a trip computer showing instant fuel consumption, the rest of gas in kilometers, etc. are installed. For those who want more, an impressive list of additional equipment is provided.
The next upgrade occurred at the end of 1999. In the exterior, the main changes came in the design of the front: the bumper became more powerful, the side moldings were painted in body color, the wide chrome strip over the radiator lining in the form of an elongated sector with an oval Mazda emblem in the middle disappeared. Updates touched and interior design: chrome internal handles and latches; the inserts stylized under an ebony; instrument scales, made in white color; the steering wheel, trimmed with two-tone leather of different textures. Due to the transformation of the rear seat, long-length loads can be transported in the sedan.
On the Mazda 626 installed three engines: two petrol and diesel. Gasoline 1.8 liter developed 90 hp (100 hp after 2000). More powerful 2-liter were produced in two versions: one with 115 hp, the other - 136 hp 100 hp diesel appeared in 1998, a little later he added another 10 hp
The suspension practically copies the previous generation of the 626s, only the moves increased, and the energy intensity increased.
With modest external dimensions for its class (length a little more than 4.5 m), the Mazda 6 has the largest trunk and one of the most spacious salons. In addition, if necessary, it can be transformed, with the rear and front seats folded (by the way, the rear one is folded in parts) almost three-meter boards can be loaded into a car. It is noteworthy that the same folded seats turn into dining tables, and a mini-bar is arranged in the rear armrest.
In order to achieve the greatest security, the car body was designed using the latest Maidas technology (an effective distribution structure and shock suppression). The car is equipped with five three-point belts with a pyrotechnic pre-tension device. The multi-layer zinc-nickel galvanization of the metal with the subsequent eight-layer painting and a powerful anti-corrosion coating allows the manufacturer to provide a 12-year warranty on the body against rust corrosion.
Improved environmental friendliness and fuel economy contributes to the electronic exhaust gas recirculation system, whose work is complemented by an electronic anti-skidding system (TCS). Given the speed of rotation of the wheels, the angle of rotation of the steering wheel and engine speed, the system sends commands to the control computer, reducing the fuel supply.
The generation that debuted in 1997 was the last for the Model 626. Later it was replaced by the Mazda 6.