The 1981 Mazda GLC was conceived, engineered and built to be nothing less than the new state of the art in front-wheel-drive technology. Among its refinements was a more powerful yet more economical 1.5 liter 4 cylinder engine. Advanced 4-wheel independent suspension and a redesigned rack-and-pinion steering system which was alot of fun to drive. The shift was quick and positive and had one of the shortest turning radius around. The interior was one of the roomiest in its class, with reclining front bucket seats, split fold-down rear seat backs, electric rear window defroster and remote control driver’s door mirror. It offered an impressive 43 MPG highway and 35 MPG city. The GLC Custom had an MSRP of just $5,295.
The 1981 MX-81 was a Bertone styled show car for Mazda in the early 1980s. (image source: Glen H.)
Like the Mazda2 Antares, the 2004 Mazda2 Capella the same comfortable surroundings, but with a bit more sophistication and style. An already high level of equipment was increased even further with electric front and rear windows, and for those winter mornings, the electric exterior mirrors are heated as well. Outside, distinctive 15″ alloy wheels give the Mazda2 Capella a unique look with a confidence stance that alludes to the excellent driving dynamics. The chrome tailpipe added the perfect finishing touch. More on Mazda.
Two classics from Mazda, with the 5-door Mazda GLC in white and the 3-door Mazda GLC hatchback in blue.
This 1978 Mazda GLC Hatchback is quite a rare find. And one in this condition with just 7,391 miles is just unheard of. Or is it? While this is not a particularly collectible, special or even desirable car, it has a unique place (as every car has) in the history of cars. I think this is a cool little ride, and for those of you who love hatchbacks of every kind, as I do, you have just four days to bid on Joaquin Vargas’ car on eBay. get the whole scoop of this car on Cartype.
1978 Mazda GLC Hatchback.
1978 Mazda GLC Hatchback.
For the first time in North America, Mazda is introducing its own affordable, fun-sized creation – the 2011 MAZDA2. A stylish, eco-friendly, fun-to-drive five-door hatchback, the MAZDA2 is Zoom-Zoom in its most concentrated form – compact and efficient, yet packed with style and substance. It will launch into the North American market in late summer, 2010.
MAZDA2 is the latest in a line of stylish, insightful and hugely fun-to-drive small cars from Mazda, and will bring an all-new level of refinement to the segment, as MAZDA3 did for the compact C-Car market. Read the rest of this story on Cartype.