• Dec 28, 2007

click above for more images of the Mazdaspeed Demio Concept


Here's another one that we're very curious to read more about when Mazda gets around to issuing its sweeping Tokyo Auto Salon release. The car shown, of course, is the Demio, a.k.a. Mazda2, a.k.a one of the cool non-US market cars we'd love to see in our local showrooms. In this case, it's a fully-dressed Mazdaspeed Demio concept. In addition to the full aero package (new bumpers, spoilers, skirts, inserts, etc.), it boasts Mazdaspeed wheels, brakes, and likely some suspension upgrades. Whether there are any changes under the hood is not currently known, but it'd be a shame to look that fast with no guts to back it up. Inside, two-tone racing seats and various dress-up bits bring the Demio's cabin upmarket. We'd rather see a manual transmission instead of the show car's automatic, but if Mazda does decide to go all the way and produce a Mazdaspeed2/Demio somewhere down the line, were sure that a manual cog-swapper would be part of the mix. At the very least, we now have a very good idea of what such a car would probably look like.

[Source: Carview]


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      • 7 Years Ago
      Overall, very nice and cohesive. Not sure about the rims but the aero-bits look fairly well-integrated.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Ford should do the US a favor (and themselves too) and re-brand this as a Focus for the American market. Or just sell it as a Mazda, I guess it doesn't really matter...so long as we get such a nice looking hatch over here.
      • 7 Years Ago
      That's a very nice looking car that would be on my short list of sporty little cars to drive around in during the 3 warm seasons.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Nice. Definitely less awkward than the new Fit/Jazz
      • 7 Years Ago
      This would be a Mini killer and Civic killer if they would offer it in a 2 door version and replace the lame rear torsion beam suspension with a fully independent setup.

      • 7 Years Ago
      WOW!
      • 7 Years Ago
      lose the faux(cus) fender vents and the chrome wheels and we may have something here.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Those seats look freakin' amazing! Makes me wish other manufacturers offered similar dual-tone color combos.
      • 7 Years Ago
      totally love it all, except for the side vents.
        • 7 Years Ago
        Right with you on that. I'm in the market for a small sporty car that doesn't suck. I wish I could at least test drive that thing. (sigh)
      • 7 Years Ago
      I like.
      • 7 Years Ago
      pretty much agree with the above, love it. ditch the vent and wheels and you have a winner.

      I just bought one myself, a Genki model (mazda.com.au) for more info.

      just wish I had those seats =)
      • 7 Years Ago
      Those seats are ballin
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