Mazda 121 Autozam Revue
|Also called||Mazda 121 Mazda Revue|
|Predecessor||Mazda 121 (DA)|
|Body style||4-door sedan|
|Platform||Mazda DB platform|
|Wheelbase||2,390 mm (94.1 in)|
|Length||3,800 mm (149.6 in)|
|Width||1,655 mm (65.2 in)|
|Height||1,470 mm (57.9 in)|
The Mazda 121 Autozam Revue was a subcompact car from Mazda's Autozam marque, introduced in 1990. The demise of that marque led to the cars being renamed the Mazda Revue in some markets. The car was also sold in Europe, Australia, Colombia, Bolivia, Chile, the UK and some other export markets as the Mazda 121, where it replaced the previous 121 based on the first-generation Ford Festiva.
The Revue was available in most markets as a small four-door saloon with an optional canvas sunroof added in February 1991. 1.1-, 1.3- and 1.5-litre engines were offered, with either five-speed manual or four-speed automatic transmission.
In 1996, the 121 name was shifted to export versions of the Mazda Demio, a tall, five-door hatchback, which became exported as the Mazda2 in its second generation. A Ford Fiesta, assembled at Ford's Valencia plant barely modified, but rebadged as the Mazda 121, was also sold in some markets after 1996 (where the Demio was sold at the same time with its original name). Sales of the Revue ended in Japan in June 1998.
The Mazda 121 was often referred to as the "bubble car" or "jellybean" or "the hat" with the car's colour often added to the latter, for example: The little green jellybean. It was slated in Australia for scoring only 22 points from 100 in the NRMA (National Roads & Motorists Association of NSW) car security assessment exercise.
Sold as the Mazda 121 from 1991 until 1995, the unconventional saloon was first replaced by a badge-engineered Ford Fiesta, later with the Mazda Demio 5-door estate. Sales in Europe were low.
- 1991.01–1994 : 1.1 L (1,138 cc) B1, SOHC 8V, carburetor, 54 PS (40 kW; 53 hp) at 5,600 rpm, 8.8 kg·m (86 N·m; 64 lb·ft) at 3,600 rpm (Europe only)
- 1990–1996 : 1.3 L (1,324 cc) B3, SOHC 16V, EGI-S, 53 PS (39 kW; 52 hp) at 5,500 rpm, 9.9 kg·m (97 N·m; 72 lb·ft) at 2,800 rpm
- 1990–1998 : 1.3 L (1,324 cc) B3, SOHC 16V, EGI-S, 73 PS (54 kW; 72 hp) at 5,600 rpm, 10.5 kg·m (103 N·m; 76 lb·ft) at 3,600 rpm
- 1991–1998 : 1.5 L (1,498cc) B5, SOHC 16V, EGI-S, 88 PS (65 kW; 87 hp) at 6,500 rpm, 12.0 kg·m (118 N·m; 87 lb·ft) at 4,000 rpm