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Mazda Capella

 from 1970 to 2002

Mazda Capella road car

1970 : Generation 1

The first Capella was all new, and introduced in 1970, a platform modification of the larger Mazda Luce.
It was powered by a 4-cylinder SOHC valve engine displacing 1.6 L (1586cc).
Bore was 78 mm and stroke was 83 mm.
Output was 104 hp (77 kW) and 106 ft·lbf (144 Nm). ...


Mazda Capella  616 (1970-1974)

Mazda Capella coupe 616 (1970-1974)

1974 : Generation 2

The Capella received a redesign in 1974, and became the second generation series CB125.
There were only modest changes to the front grille, which extended the length by 110mm, additional gauges added to the instrument panel, and the rotary in Japan was called the Capella Rotary AP (anti-polution) which added a secondary air pump, coupled with a catalytic convertor, with the vehicle limited to unleaded fuel only.
During the years the RX-2 was built, 220,000 vehicles were sold (Japanese) HISTORY OF MAZDA, ...


Mazda Capella  616 (1974-1979)

Mazda Capella coupe 616 (1974-1979)

1978 : Generation 3

The third generation rear-wheel drive Capella was available between 1978 and 1982, in both sedan and coupe forms.
It was known on export markets as the Mazda 626, with the exception of the United Kingdom, where it was called the Mazda Montrose, the name was changed to honour the local Mazda dealership in Montrose.
Early models had two slightly different frontal treatments, one with a more pronounced sloping grille to denote some models, particularly on the Japanese domestic market.
A bolder front and rear ...


Mazda Capella   (1978-1982)

1983 : Generation 4

In September 1982 the fourth generation Capella was released using the new front-wheel-drive GC platform.
As before, the international version was named the Mazda 626 (see that article for more information).
Sedan and Coupé bodystyles were offered as before, with - due to demand - a five-door hatchback variant added. ...


Mazda Capella 4p  (1983-1987)

Mazda Capella 5p  (1983-1986)

1987 : Generation 5

The fifth-generation Capella was released in 1987.
It used the updated GD platform and some versions remained in production in Japan until 1996.
Some models were available with a new 2.0 diesel RFT engine, notable for its use of a pressure wave supercharger (Comprex), that previously could be found in the Mazda Bongo commercial.
Diesel models were also exported to Europe. ...


Mazda Capella sedan  (1987-1991)

Mazda Capella coupe  (1987-1991)

Mazda Capella wagon  (1987-1991)

Mazda Capella 5p  (1987-1991)

1992 : Generation 6

The sixth-generation Capella was introduced in 1993 in Japan.
The Mazda Cronos and Efini MS-6 had taken the GE platform that the Capella might have used.
So Mazda introduced a new Capella on the CG platform designed for the upscale Mazda Lantis and Eunos 500.
This vehicle lasted just three years, and the Capella name returned to the G platform after 1996. ...


Mazda Capella sedan  (1992-1998)

Mazda Capella wagon  (1992-1998)

Mazda Capella 5p  (1994-1998)

1997 : Generation 7

A new seventh-generation Capella appeared in 1997 with the GF platform.
The Mazda Cronos name was retired and the Capella, 626, and Telstar once again shared a common platform.
All-wheel drive was optional in Japan. ...


Mazda Capella 4p  (1997-2002)

Mazda Capella 5p  (1997-2002)

Mazda Capella wagon  (1997-2002)

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