Vehicle size class B Mazda 121 appeared on the European market in 1987, three years it has been modernized, and in 1996 debuted the third generation model, which produced up to 2001. Removing it from the production was dictated by marketing considerations and due to the release of the new generation Ford Fiesta, as well as the fact that the model Mazda Demio is positioned in the same class of compact models.
In addition to Ford Fiesta is also produced some the same with the Mazda 121 models. This Kia Pride, manufactured in Korea, and later Kia Avella, which was sold under the brand name Ford Aspire (in the U.S.) and Ford Festiva (in Southeast Asia).
Structurally similar to the Mazda 121 Ford Fiesta of the same model years. This five-seater three-door hatchback with a modern design, it is very reminiscent of Ford\'s version. The build quality is really Japanese, at a high level. Body pastors adequately resists corrosion within 8-9 years from the date of issue.
Despite the modest size 3830/1635/1335 mm at base of 2450 mm and a track 1429/1384 mm, the machine has a relatively spacious interior. Materials trim cheap, but even after many years of interior elements are not annoying creaks and knocks.
The driving position is well-organized, no complaints about the ergonomics, the back of the rear seat folds in parts. The luggage compartment is 250 liters. Curb weight 990 kg, and the permissible total - 1435 kg. Ground clearance is 130 mm.
Mazda 121 were equipped with transversely mounted 4-cylinder 8-valve petrol engines from Ford\'s gas distribution system ohc 1.3 liter capacity from 60 to 75 hp (In the version of GLX). The maximum speed of the most powerful version of 165 km / h, acceleration to 100 km / h in 12.8 s, and the average consumption of gasoline AI-95 is 7.5 liters.
On the model have also installed a 4-cylinder diesel engine, developed by the Austrian company KHD, volume of 1,753 liters (60 hp, 110 Nm). The car with the engine accelerates to 100 km / h in 19.7 sec, develops masimalno speed 153 km / h, with an average consumption of 6.1 liters of diesel per 100 kilometers.
Engines to be aggregated with the 5-speed manual transmission.