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Mazda 2011 BT-50 Pickup Shown in Australia 18
Posted by Alex Ion in 2011 BT-50 pickup, Automotive News, Duratorq TDCi I5, ford ranger, Mazda, Mazda pickup, Nagare on 10 18th, 2010

At the Australian Motor Show, Mazda showed off its 2011 BT-50 pickup, which is reportedly based on the Ford Ranger. The truck was seen to have a very individualistic front exterior, with fenders that immediately catch the eye and wrap-around taillights.

The exterior toes the Nagare design line that Mazda was using, and the cabin is quite sporty without compromising on elegance. The interior is straightforward, no frills, and the center console looks much like the console of a car. Also visible is metallic trim, and classy radio and climate controls.

There has been no word from Mazda about the engine, but sources say it will probably be choices that include a 110 kW (150 PS / 148 hp) 2.2-liter Duratorq TDCi I4, a 147 kW (200 PS / 197 hp) 3.2-liter Duratorq TDCi I5, and a 122 kW (166 PS / 164 hp) 2.5-liter Duratec I4 petrol.

Mazda Shinari Concept on Show 31
Posted by Alex Ion in aluminum, audi, Automotive News, Autostyle, BMW, car, concept, Concept car news, debut, flow, Kodo, language, Mazda, Nagare, paris, Shinari, Soul, studios on 08 31st, 2010

Mazda has unveiled the Shinari, a new four-door coupe concept, at a private press event held in Milan. The car indicates the future design direction for the Japanese brand. “Kodo”, Japanese for soul of motion, is the nickname that Mazda has given the new design language.

This is the successor of “Nagare” styling theme, which stood for “flow”. The design language was created through a collaboration involving Mazda’s design studios in Germany, the United States and Japan.

The car shows the future face of Mazda’s family of vehicles, an aluminum signature wing, as well as the overall styling trend for future production models.

Mazda Shinari Concept2
Mazda Shinari Concept
Mazda Shinari Concept1

Mazda said that they wanted to play in the same group as BMW and Audi, and that they were working to improve the quality level of its interiors for future vehicles.

The Mazda Shinari will make its debut at the 2010 Paris Motor Show in September.