Mazda Motor Corporation has teased two new concept cars – one that seeks to set out an actual new product while the second gives free flow to an evolution of the brand’s KODO design philosophy. Both the visuals were released as a precursor to the brand taking part in this year’s Tokyo Motor show.
The first concept will show the production feasibility of Mazda’s new Skyactiv vehicle architecture, with new technologies on board including the first commercial application of Mazda’s new compression ignition gasoline engine – the Skyactiv-X.
The design concept stays true to the unfettered design approach adopted by the brand.
“In August, we announced our Sustainable Zoom-Zoom 2030 long-term vision for technology development, setting out how Mazda hopes to use driving pleasure, the fundamental appeal of the automobile, to help solve issues facing people, the earth and society. The vision commits Mazda to make substantive cuts in CO2emissions, and we believe the best way to achieve this is to reduce emissions under real-world conditions while offering a mix of combustion engines and electrification technologies in consideration of each region’s energy situation and energy mix,” said Masamichi Kogai, Mazda’s Representative Director, President and CEO. “Our stand this year marks the beginning of a new era for Mazda. We will showcase a concept model with the design and technologies that will define a whole new generation of Mazda cars. Among them is SKYACTIV-X, a gasoline engine that realizes a long-held dream of the global automotive industry.”