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Mazda Grand Familia
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Mazda Grand Familia/Kia Brisa K-303. 1971–81 (prod. 76,000 approx. for Kia Brisa K-303). 4-door sedan, 5-door wagon, 2-door coupé. F/R, 1272, 1490, 1586 cm³ (I4 OHC). Originally conceived as a replacement for the Mazda Familia (FA3). However, with that model still selling well, Mazda opted to field the Grand Familia against the Mitsubishi Colt Galant and the Toyota Carina (A10). Length at 3,995 mm, to save on freight costs, while width was 1,595 mm. Body shared with Mazda Savanna (1971–8). Base engine shared with FA3, which was the only unit on offer at launch; 1972 saw Grand Familia S with 1·5. Upgraded to 1·6 in 1973, with five-speed gearbox; AP (anti-pollution) models added. Square headlights from 1975, as part of mid-term changes. Discontinued in Japan in 1978. Kia of Korea built its Brisa II, or K-303, model under licence from 1976, with wagon added 1978; both were made with the 1·3-litre engine only till 1981, when Kia was ordered to stop making passenger cars by the South Korean government. Exported as Mazda 808, 818 or Mizer, and not directly replaced till a three-box sedan appeared as part of the Mazda Familia (BD) series.

Manufacturing location: Hiroshima, Chūgoku, Japan; Korea

Marque: Mazda | Model: Mazda Familia |Predecessor: Mazda Familia (FA3) | Successors: Mazda Familia (BD), Kia Pride (Y)


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