Mazda Motor Corporation exhibited two concept models at the 2017 Tokyo Motor Show, one that heralds the company’s next-generation products and another that embodies the direction of the company’s next-generation design. Mazda will also display the Skyactiv-X, a next-generation gasoline engine, as a technology exhibit at the show, which runs from 28th October, 2017 to 5th November, 2017.
Mazda’s theme for this year’s show was “Celebrate Driving”. Through this, the company has expressed its desire to enrich peoples lives and is determined to continue to offer cars that celebrate the driving experience.
“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,” said Masamichi Kogai, President and CEO, Mazda.
The product concept model, is a compact hatchback that fuses next-generation technology and design. It adopts Skyactive-Vehicle Architecture, next-generation technologies that apply a human-centered design philosophy for optimal functionality, and is powered by the Skyactiv-X. The hatchback is set to become the world’s first commercial gasoline engine to use compression ignition, making its world premiere at the show. Mazda’s ideal compact hatchback boasts a dramatically refined performance condensed with a next-generation design.
The design vision model embodies the concepts that will define the next generation of Mazda design, resulting in a more profound expression of the globally-acclaimed KODO design language that Mazda debuted on the Mazda CX-5 in 2012.
In addition to the new concept cars, Mazda exhibited two new cars: the Mazda CX-8, a new three-row crossover SUV that goes on sale in Japan in December, and a special edition Mazda Roadster (MX-5) Red Top.