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2009 Mazda MX-5Mazda has confirmed its Paris Motor Show lineup, which will be led by the Kiyora concept, a water-themed, Nagare-styled city car built on a new platform that features a "next generation" direct-injected four-banger. No additional details have been relayed at this time, other than it's supposed to be lightweight and efficient, in keeping with Mazda's "Sustainable Zoom-Zoom" approach. (As an aside, you should know that it's quite amusing to watch grown adults actually say this stuff with a straight face at press conferences.) Also officially confirmed now is the updated MX-5, complete with the new happy face that hit the web on Wednesday. It's joined by the Mazda6 MZR-CD 2.2L diesel and the Mazda2 MZ-CD 1.6L diesel, both of which are also world premieres. As always, we'll be in Paris to bring it to you live next month.

[Source: Mazda]

Mazda Kiyora Urban Concept To Debut At 2008 Paris Show

HIROSHIMA, Japan - Mazda Kiyora, a lightweight, next generation, urban compact concept car, will be revealed at the 2008 Paris International Motor Show to be held from Thursday, October 2 through Sunday, October 19, 2008.

Mazda Kiyora (meaning "clean and pure" in Japanese) represents the harmony between driving pleasure and environmental and safety features aspired to in Mazda's long-term technology development vision, "Sustainable Zoom-Zoom."

The concept of Kiyora helped the designers to imagine a city car cutting cleanly through an urban landscape, with water as the design theme. Kiyora's aerodynamic Nagare design and next-generation four-cylinder direct-injection engine contribute to excellent fuel economy and low CO2 emissions.

The new Mazda Kiyora concept car is based on an all-new platform designed to minimise weight and maximise safety and driving pleasure. It also features an interior design and new functions that support a youthful lifestyle.

Joining the Mazda Kiyora concept car on Mazda's stand at the Paris show, the Mazda MX-5 facelift will make its world debut together with the Mazda6 equipped with Mazda's newly developed MZR-CD 2.2-litre turbo diesel engine, and the Mazda2 powered by a MZ-CD 1.6-liter diesel.

Officially titled the Mondial de l'Automobile, the Paris motor show press days are October 2 and 3, and the public days are October 4 to 19. Mazda will hold its press conference on Thursday, October 2, at 12:15 p.m. (local time).

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      • 7 Years Ago
      I like it!
      • 7 Years Ago
      Both the new RX-8 and the updated MX-5 have that terrible front end. They look they have some kind of psycho smile. I guess mazda is going for the cute vote with that psychotic smile of a front end.

      That said a mx-5 style car with a rotary engine would be great. A three rotar RX-9 with luxury on par with Infinity G37 would be great. Just make them look good!
      • 7 Years Ago
      Mazda is doing a great job of slooowly but surely morphing the MX-5 into an S2000. Look at the headlights and the main grille shape, not to mention the vents beside it. Seriously, this looks like a lovechild.
      • 7 Years Ago
      I always wanted a bicycle helmet on wheels... :D
      • 7 Years Ago
      Kia Ora Kiyora. This will sell well in New Zealand.

      Seriously, in metal it will be a nice looking Fit-like hatch.
      • 7 Years Ago
      That's very cool, I'm not in the market for a city car (too small for me) but I'd love to see it on the roads.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Yet another ugly Mazda concept that thankfully remains as such.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Dear Mazda,

      Your concepts are all pretty cool, especially the Taiki, Furai and this one.

      Now, could you please START BUILDING THEM!!?!?!??!??!?!

      Thank you,
      Enthusiast drivers the world over.
        • 7 Years Ago

        Could we PLEASE get that Kaburaya or MX-3 or whatever you wanna call it.
      • 7 Years Ago
      The Kiyora is lovely. Nice to see a reliable car manufacturer pushing into interesting designs (come on Toyota, get some style!)
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