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Mazda Minagi Concept Launch Scheduled for Geneva Show 19
Posted by Alex Ion in Automotive News, concept, crossover SUV, Geneva Motor Show, Kodo, Mazda, Minagi, Shinari, Skyactiv, Skyactiv engine, Skyactive body, Upcoming Events on 01 19th, 2011

Mazda will unveil its concept crossover SUV, Minagi at the upcoming Geneva Motor Show this March. Mazda will also bring the Skyactiv technology products and Shinari design concept car to the show.

The design theme for this car is called Kodo (soul of motion). The design of the car seems to be years ahead of the current all-smiles design adopted by Mazda. The Minagi Concept is expected to be a taste of things to come from Mazda.

The car wholly includes Mazda’s new Skyactiv technology, with a Skyactiv engine and transmission inside a Skyactiv body and chassis. The Skyactiv technology is said to give the perfect balance between driving pleasure, environmental protection and safety.

The car is also greatly fuel efficient courtesy of its Skyactiv elements and reduced weight. Mazda also states that the car will have sufficient safety features. It is speculated that the car will be hybrid (with two fuel sources).

The smiling face and the flowing lines make the Minagi concept strikingly different. Although Mazda is remaining quite on detailed specifications, we expect it to be released before its launch in Geneva.


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.