The original model was the Mazda Xedos 6, which was similar in size and in engine to the BMW 3 Series. The Xedos 6 has two types of engines - 24 valve V6 @ 144 hp named KF and 16 valve L4 @ 107 hp named B6. In 1994, Xedos Mazda renewed the Xedos 6 model with changes in engine ecological standards and body exterior.
The Xedos 6 was known as the Eunos 500 in Japan. This vehicle was not sold in the USA and Canada. The total quantity of Xedos 6 and Eunos 500 manufactured is 72101.
Neither version of the Xedos was popular, and a facelift in 1998 did little to improve matters. Production ceased in 2000.
- "Mazda Millennia gets high marks in Europe under Xedos 9 badge". The Washington Times. 14 January 1994. Retrieved 30 April 2012.
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