Japanese carmaker Mazda has applied its Kodo design philosophy to two new artworks. The firm has unveiled its Bike by Kodo and Sofa by Kodo concepts as part of Milan Design Week. The designs seek to portray the "effortless and powerful" movement of wild animals.
Unveiled today amid high expectations, the 2016 Mazda 2 shows design similarities to the Hazumi Concept
unveiled in Geneva earlier this year and will be offered with a range of engines including a 1.5 liter SKYACTIV diesel.
Mazda has provided a bit of a surprise at the Geneva Motor Show with the unveiling of its new HAZUMI concept. This latest sub-compact from the Mazda is reported to be the successor to the company’s highly rated “2” series hatchback.
The CX-5 Crossover SUV
marks a few firsts for Mazda. It will be the company's first production vehicle sporting the new KODO - Soul of Motion
design language seen originally in the Shinari concept vehicle, the first vehicle featuring Mazda's efficiency-boosting Skyactiv
technology, and the first to feature Smart City Brake Support (SCBS) - a system designed to avoid or reduce the damage from low speed collisions.
Mazda's theme at this year's Tokyo Motor Show
was "Environmental Technology, Pushing the Boundaries of the Emotion of Motion," and the TAKERI concept
making its world debut at the show integrates a number of environmentally friendly technologies that fall under the company's SKYACTIV banner. The car also reflects the KODO design language ushered in by the SHINARI and MINAGI
concept cars, which will serve as a blueprint for Mazda's future vehicles.
Mazda will roll-out a new midsize sedan concept at the 42nd Tokyo Motor Show next month. The company will showcase its first regenerative braking system as part of the world premiere of the Mazda TAKERI, which is also equipped with a SKYACTIV-D diesel engine and an i-stop idling stop system.
The first of the major vehicle announcements from the 64th Internationale Automobil-Ausstellung (IAA aka Frankfurt Motor Show) has broken cover with Mazda announcing that it will debut an all-new CX-5 crossover SUV. The new beastie will be the first to fully adopt Mazda's SKYACTIV technology and to be styled with the company's latest "KODO - Soul of Motion" design theme first seen in the SHINARI and MINAGI concept cars.