• Mar 25, 2009
UPDATE: This is not a prototype for the Mazda1, it is a Chinese-market Haima subcompact based on the Mazda2. Thanks to everyone who sent in the correction
When we were told that the Mazda Kiyora concept unveiled at last year's Paris Motor Show would influence Mazda's coming city car, it looks like we overestimated the word "influence." At least, that's the case if the little Mazda caught in Evo's spy shots is actually the Mazda1.

Evo makes a compelling case for the car actually being the Mazda1 – not merely a revised Mazda2. Save for the ascending shoulder line (now moved to shoulder height, way above the rocker panels as on the Kiyora) the prototype has almost nothing in common with the design of the swoopy Paris beastlet. At the very least, we hope this car comes with the concept car's tech, but we won't know for certain until the car's expected launch at September's Frankfurt Auto Show.

[Source: Evo]


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      • 5 Years Ago
      Thats clearly a mazda2. or mazda2 facelift.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Bet it's gonna have a huge retarded grin on the front of it.
      • 5 Years Ago
      that aint no mazda :P
      • 5 Years Ago
      I think it would be cool to work for a major automaker as the person who installs the camouflage on new model prototypes...
      • 5 Years Ago
      If it is the Mazda 1 it means that board monkeys did their job.
      • 5 Years Ago
      This ist the upcoming Haima C71 (based on the Mazda 2) for the chinese market.
        • 5 Years Ago
        I would agree. The overall style seems similar (versus the original) to other sheetmetal jobs done specifically for the Chinese market.