Mazda Minagi Concept becomes reality

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Mazda is making magic with its introduction of the Mazda Minagi concept. It’s a beautiful crossover concept model that may soon to join the Mazda CUV lineup. It takes on the same design cue as the Mazda Shinari concept, which was debuted at the Geneva Auto Show last year.

Unlike the Mazda Shinari concept, the Mazda Minagi has a very good chance of making to the production stage (fingers crossed.) Mazda is in need of such a fresh crossover vehicle design, and hopefully it will come to reality.

The KODO theme is a hint of Mazda’s next design cue for its future cars, and such a car with the KODO influence is the Minagi concept that is set to debut at the Geneva Motor Show in March.

When the Mazda Minagi gets to the production stage, which we think it is likely, it may be called the CX-5 or the Minagi (we like the Minagi name.) Actually, the small CUV CX-5 is currently under testing.

Update:

Just a few hours we unleashed leaked news about the Mazda Minagi Concept, Mazda officially released a bit of information about its new crossover.

The Mazda Minagi CUV (crossover utility vehicle) is set to make its world premiere at the 2011 Geneva motor show, which will be held from March 1-13, 2011. The Mazda Minagi concept is designed on Mazda’s new SKYACTIV technologies and its new KODO design theme, meaning Soul of Motion.

Source: AutoKopen.nl

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Mazda MINAGI Concept to Showcase Mazda’s All-new SKYACTIV Technologies and KODO Design at the Geneva Motor Show

HIROSHIMA, Japan-Mazda Motor Corporation will showcase the world premiere of its new MINAGI compact crossover SUV concept car during the press days of the 2011 Geneva motor show, which is being held from March 1-13, 2011. The Mazda MINAGI concept fully embraces Mazda’s new SKYACTIV technologies and its new design theme, KODO – Soul of Motion. The exciting MINAGI concept is the forerunner to the launch of Mazda’s upcoming next-generation products and symbolizes the evolution of the Mazda brand as it begins a new era.

Mazda MINAGI

The Mazda MINAGI is a compact crossover SUV concept that combines Mazda’s SKYACTIV technologies – which represent the harmony between driving pleasure and outstanding environmental and safety performance – with emotional KODO design that communicates pent up energy bursting with vitality as the vehicle nimbly navigates a sprawling urban cityscape. Fully introducing SKYACTIV technologies throughout, MINAGI is equipped with a SKYACTIV engine and SKYACTIV transmission fitted to a SKYACTIV-Body and chassis that merge comprehensive weight reduction with the assurance of ample safety features.

Mazda’s stand at the Geneva show will also feature new SKYACTIV technology exhibits and the
Mazda SHINARI design concept car, among a wide range of products.

Officially titled the 81e Salon International de l’Auto de Genève, the show’s press days are March
1 and 2, and the public days are March 3-13, 2011. Mazda will hold a press conference on Tuesday, March 1.

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