1 Nov 1991
With the release of the all-new model in November 1991, Mazda MX-6 took an all-new direction. Now a cruiser instead of a bruiser it used a 2.5-litre V6 engine. The 1991 MX-6 has a sleek appearance with a particularly pronounced slope of the cabin at the rear. Headroom in the back seat suffers and there's a fair bit of sun entry.
Four-wheel steering was also an option in the later MX-6 model. Due to the cruising nature of the car it’s probably of less use than in the turbo variants.
Engine performance from the smallish V6 is on the modest side, totally removed from the animal antics of the old turbo unit. Meaning the type of driver attracted to the two MX-6 models is completely different. We will leave it up to you to decide which category you fall into.
Both the MX-6 models are sold with the choice between a five-speed manual and four-speed automatic transmission. The automatic is the more common in the later models, the manual in the turbo.
After a reasonable amount of success on the Australian market, the Mazda MX-6 was removed from the scene in September 1997. That was more a result of the severe rationalisation that was taking place in the financially troubled Mazda corporation, than because of any fault with the cars.