Mazda MX-6 (1987), the classic coupe that could return
Gossips say, or good (sic) that the next generation of Mazda 6 in addition be accompanied by a whole waste of technology for efficiency, enjoy a new body two-door coupe. In view of the striking and dramatic design that was dropped with the recent Mazda Takeri, the arrival of the saloon we already had impatient. Is why the possibility of a coupe would not do anything but send a warning message to the Germans, Mazda is very successful and in the coming months may be surprises.
If you are reading these lines would be insulting that he should ask them if they know the Mazda MX-5 Miata known as in some markets. But do know that there was a Mazda MX-6? For that is, between 1988 and 1997 saloon reference Mazda, then known as 626, Capella, Atenza and finally Mazda 6, also had a coupe body and benefit, inter alia, the shared platform the Ford Probe 1993.
A modern and innovative coupe with four directional wheels
The first generation dropped US back in 1988 and later would be sold in Europe as 626 Coupe before and there was another 626 Coupé that was marketed since 1978. It was a large coupe looks modern, because 24 years ago the design edges, sharp, large nose and others it was imposed as fashion. Even more modern was the fact that the United States is optionally offered a advanced system of four directional wheels Mazda called 4WS, or Four Wheel Steering.
The 4WS system ensured a ease of maneuver at short distances, parking lots and others, since up to 35 km / h wheels oscillated in the opposite direction to the front to reduce the turning radius of the vehicle four and a half meters. From 35 km / h the rear wheels turned very slightly and integral with the front to improve grip in cornering.
The second generation share a platform with the Ford Probe
In 1992 came a second generation, now sharing platform with the Ford Probe. Sharp edges are left and chose a rounded and smooth design. Of course the four steering wheels remained as one of the hallmarks of this Mazda MX-6.
Should I return to Mazda coupes segment using the pull, which will safely, the new aesthetic generation Mazda 6 is coming?
Source: Mazda | Wikipedia
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