MAZDA MONTROSE (626)
2-door 5-seater coupé/4-door 5-seater saloon.
Successor to 616 model, badged 626 everywhere except UK, where importers whimsically chose 'Montrose'. Smooth, rather anonymous style hid conventional mechanical layout, with single cam engines, five-speed 'box on 2-litres, and optional automatic on saloons. Rigid axle coil spring rear suspension. A Cortina-sized car doing a similar job. 1.8-litre engine not sold in UK. Replaced by all-new front-drive 626 for 1983.