ⓘ Mazda G platform. The Mazda G platform is an automobile platform for midsize cars. It has been used by a number of vehicles from Mazda in Japan and abroad. Prio ..


ⓘ Mazda G platform

The Mazda G platform is an automobile platform for midsize cars. It has been used by a number of vehicles from Mazda in Japan and abroad.

Prior to 1981, Mazda coded the rear wheel drive Capella platform as "S1" in the VIN code. This chassis was dropped for the Capella, but retained in a modified form for the RX-7 as the Mazda F platform.


1. GC

GC was Mazdas first front wheel drive midsize car platform. Available body styles were two-door coupe, four-door sedan, and five-door hatchback. The Ford Telstar hatchback version was called the TX5, there was no Telstar version of the coupe. Production was in Japan, with local assembly in Australia as a Telstar only, New Zealand, Taiwan and South Africa where the model continued in production until 1993.

  • 1982–1987 Mazda 626
  • 1982–1987 Mazda Capella
  • 1982–1987 Ford Telstar

2. GD

The updated GD platform was introduced in 1987 in Japan and later elsewhere. It spawned a station wagon variant, the GV. Production in the United States was started at the AutoAlliance International plant in Flat Rock, Michigan.

  • 1987–1992 Mazda 626 sedan
  • 1988–1992 Ford Probe hatchback
  • 1987–1992 Mazda 626 hatchback
  • 1987–1992 Mazda Capella coupe
  • 1988–1992 Mazda MX-6 coupe
  • 1987–1996 Ford Telstar sedan
  • 1987–1992 Ford Telstar TX5 hatchback
  • 1987–1992 Mazda Capella sedan
  • 1987–1992 Mazda Capella hatchback

3. GV

GV is a station wagon version of the GD platform. GV production continued well past its sibling, lasting until 1996.

  • 1988–1996 Mazda Capella Cargo / Wagon station wagon
  • 1988–1996 Ford Telstar Cargo / Wagon station wagon

4. GE

The Japan-market Mazda Capella never used the GE platform. Rather, a new model the Mazda Cronos was introduced alongside the Capella, while the Capella continued on with the GC platform until 1993 and was then moved to the CG platform for 1994 through 1997. As Ford and Mazda shared engineering technologies, the GE platform is related to the Ford CDW27/CD162/CD132 used for the Ford Mondeo and Jaguar X-Type.

  • 1992–1997 Mazda 626 hatchback
  • 1991–1997 Ford Telstar TX5 hatchback
  • 1992–1997 Ford Probe hatchback
  • 1991–1997 Ford Telstar sedan
  • 1992–1993 Autozam Clef sedan
  • 1991–1993 Efini MS-6 hatchback
  • 1991–1993 Mazda Cronos sedan
  • 1991–1997 Mazda MX-6 coupe
  • 1992–1997 Mazda 626 sedan

5. GF

The Capella and 626 were again reunited on the GF platform in 1997. An updated station wagon platform, the GW, was finally introduced as well. See Ford CD2 platform.

  • 1998–2002 Mazda 626 hatchback
  • 1997–1999 Ford Telstar sedan
  • 1997–2002 Mazda Capella sedan
  • 1997–2002 Mazda 626 sedan

6. GW

GW is a station wagon version of the GF platform. It had skipped one generation or two, if the CG Capella is included.

  • 1997–1999 Ford Telstar Wagon station wagon
  • 1997–2001 Mazda Capella Wagon station wagon


7. GG

Note that Mazda6 models assembled at the joint-venture AutoAlliance International plant in Flat Rock, Michigan and these do not follow Mazdas system of using the platform code as characters four and five of the VIN. American-built Mazda6s use the "1YV" prefix on the VIN. See Ford CD3 platform.

The rear multi-link suspension is remarkably similar to the "E multi-link" found in the HC platform. Although also similar to Fords own design, Mazda engineers said this is a revival of the "E multi-link".


  • 2002–2007 Mazda Mazda6 sedan
  • 2002–2007 Mazda Atenza sedan
  • 2007+ FAW Besturn
  • 2006+ Mazda CX-9 crossover SUV

8. GH

Introduced in 2008, it is a retuned and revised version of the preceding GG chassis. See Ford CD3 platform.


  • 2008 Mazda Mazda6 sedan
  • 2008 Mazda Atenza sedan
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