Mazda Minagi Concept – Click above for high-res image gallery
Mazda's Minagi Concept
, a sleek CUV
which will make its official debut at the Geneva Motor Show
this March, showcases the automaker's multi-faceted Skyactiv
technology. The Minagi will feature a fuel-saving Skyactiv engine
, though Mazda
hasn't announced if the CUV will debut with either a diesel
) or gasoline (Sky-G
) mill under the bonnet. The engine will transfer power to the tarmac via a Skyactiv transmission.
In addition, the Minagi concept will employ Mazda's Skyactiv body and chassis technology. Mazda claims that this technology merges a significant reduction in overall vehicle weight with increased rigidity and safety. Finally, the Minagi hints at Mazda's design theme called Kodo, meaning the soul of motion. Look for more on the Minagi concept soon and keep your eyes peeled for our live shots once the vehicle takes the stage in Geneva.
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.
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.