• May 14, 2008
Click above for a high-res gallery of the Mazda Taiki concept.

Mazda is finally going to employ the styling cues shown on its Taiki, Ryuga, Hakaze and Furai show cars with a supermini concept, due to be unveiled at the Paris Motor Show. The concept aims to slot in below the Mazda2 and may be the first production model to benefit from the Nagare design theme. Other models utilizing Laurens van der Acker's swooping and sculpted lines are expected to come to production in 2010, including the redesigned Mazda3.

Mazda also plans to unveil a small crossover concept at the Moscow Motor Show later this year, which will likely be based of the Ford Kuga and utilize the same Nagare DNA. This new CUV will be specifically designed for the Russian market, which Mazda maintains could overtake Germany as the largest market in Europe. But bringing this cute 'ute to the UK and the US is a possibility, as consumers continue to downsize their rides.

[Source: Autocar]


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      • 6 Years Ago
      It's "Nagare" with an "e," FYI...

      I'm excited to see how these upcoming concept and production vehicles translate this theme. There was an excellent article in an issue of Automobile a few months back by Robert Cumberford that talked about the 5 Mazda Nagare concept cars and how exciting it is to finally have an attractive, aesthetically Japanese design philosophy.
      • 6 Years Ago
      The Mazda 1, is this going to be a kei type car? Any word if they will be brough to the US? I'm guessing that "no" is the official answer at the time. Mazda still has yet to find out if the Mazda 2 does well in the states. All i know is that they will sell at least one Mazda 2 as long as i can get a 3 or 5 door.
      • 6 Years Ago
      All nice, the one in the foreground has a Salvador Dali "Melting Clocks" likeness.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Mazda if you're listening I want to buy a Kabura. Problem is, you're not making them! However, a simple solution would be to start making them. Once that happens, you can have my money.