1 Aug 1994
A minor facelift, featuring a new grille, revised trim, a standard driver’s airbag and more standard features than before summed up the GE series II.
A cheaper MX-6 model was added, without the 4-wheel steering system, anti-lock brakes, cruise control, sunroof and CD player. Also, the 626 hatchback gained a leather-trimmed Luxury model.
At the other end of the spectrum, a new entry level 626 Deluxe sedan was introduced, losing the cruise control and power windows of the previous base model 626.
A value-added Eclipse 626 appeared in mid-’95. Ford Telstar versions of the GE II were known as the AY, and were on sale until July ’95 (when the HA Mondeo replaced the AY Telstar sedan) and late ’96 respectively (when the AY Telstar hatchbacks were usurped by the HC Mondeo).