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Mazda Minagi concept

Wed, 19 Jan 2011

Mazda is set to reveal a new concept at the 81st Geneva motor show in March. Called the Minagi, the concept previews a new entry-level compact crossover, which will likely be called the CX-5 when it makes its production debut in Frankfurt later this year.

The compact SUV is alleged to 'fully embrace' both Mazda’s Skyactiv technologies as well as the Kodo design language that debuted on the Shinari concept late last year. Though very few details have been released at this time, it seems apparent – judging from these teaser sketches – that the car does hold true the Shinari's Kodo values and themes.

In addition to the evolution of Mazda’s design language, the Minagi will also see an emphasis on the Skyactiv technologies that Mazda claims represents the harmony between driving pleasure and environmental performance. In terms of physical developments, this means the engine, transmission and chassis are significantly lighter and stronger, thereby boosting performance and economy figures.