The Mazda Familia, also marketed as the Mazda 323 and the Mazda Protegé, is a small family car that was manufactured by Mazda between 1963 and 2003. The Familia line was replaced by the Mazda3/Axela for 2004.
It was marketed as the Familia in Japan. In the export, earlier models were sold with nameplates including: 800, 1000, 1200, and 1300. In North America, the 1200 was replaced by the GLC, with newer models becoming 323 and Protegé. In Europe, all models after 1977 were called 323. In South Africa, it was marketed as the Étude, and in Colombia the 8th generation was called Allegro.
The Familia was also rebranded as the Ford Laser and Ford Meteor in Asia, Oceania, some Latin American countries and, from 1991, as the Ford Escort and Mercury Tracer in North America.
Familias were manufactured in Hiroshima, Japan and were also assembled in various countries including Taiwan, Malaysia, South Africa, Colombia, and New Zealand.
Read more about Mazda Familia: First Generation (1963–1968), Second Generation (1967–1977), Third Generation (1977–1980), Fourth Generation (BD; 1980–1984), Fifth Generation (BF; 1985–1989), Sixth Generation (BG; 1989–1994), Seventh Generation (BH; 1994–1998), Eighth Generation (BJ; 1998–2003)