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Mazda H platform

The Mazda H platform is an automobile platform for rear-wheel drive full-size cars. It has been used by a number of vehicles from Mazda in Japan and abroad.

Note that a number of Mazda vehicles have similar platform codes but are unrelated. The following vehicles use the Suzuki H platform, not the Mazda H platform:

Prior to 1981, Mazda coded this platform as "LA" in the VIN.

Contents

  • HB 1
  • HC 2
  • HD 3
  • HE 4
  • See also 5

HB

The HB platform was introduced in 1981 as the Mazda Cosmo coupe and Mazda Luce/929 sedan. The Luce was updated in 1986, with the 929 following the next year for some markets, but the Cosmo continued on the HB platform until 1989.

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HC

A new Mazda Luce/929 sedan appeared in 1986 on the updated HC platform. Again, the export-version 929 lagged for some markets, and the Cosmo continued unchanged on the HB platform.

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HD

The Luce nameplate was retired in favor of Sentia, but the H platform continued with the 1991 HD revision.

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HE

Export of the 929 was halted after the HD platform, and the Efini marque was gone as well, but the Mazda Sentia continued for one more generation.

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