• Apr 11, 2011
Mazda Minagi Concept – Click above for high-res image gallery

Mazda's Minagi Concept, a sleek CUV that was unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show back in March, will make its North American debut at the New York Auto Show later this month. The Minagi features the automaker's multi-faceted Skyactiv technology including a fuel-sipping Skyactiv engine that transfers power to the tarmac via the automaker's Skyactiv transmission.

Showgoers will see the refreshed 2012 Mazda3 alongside the Minagi. On public display for the first time in the U.S., the worked-over Mazda3 is equipped with the automaker's fuel-efficient Skyactiv-G (Sky-G) gasoline engine, which sends its power to a Skyactiv-Drive gearbox. The 2012 Mazda3 is slated for launch this fall.

Notice a recurring word? Mazda's star of the New York Auto Show is its Skyactiv technology, a term the automaker applies to a range of components including completely redesigned gasoline and diesel engines, manual and automatic transmissions and its advanced body and chassis. Look for more on the Minagi, Mazda3 and Skyactiv tech as the New York Auto Show draws near.




[Source: Green Car Congress]


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      not green. it makes global warming much worse and doesn't help avert the imminent peak oil shortage disaster.
      I really wonder what the board room meetings are like. if peak oil never enters their minds or if it's simply too scary a notion to them so they don't dare to think about it and pretends it's business as usual. curious that men of such power can be so thoughtless. maybe some women too.
        • 1 Day Ago
        batteries are expensive
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        Edge, well some truth to that, in the 250-400$/kWh range for relevant products, but several factors make that irrelevant. they are coming down in price and can go very low, 100$ or maybe lower. oil is running out and will get disastrously expensive meaning there is no way to stay on oil. and finally you can make a car lean such that it uses much less energy meaning it can do the same with much less battery thus cheaper still..

        we can truly get to a place where only 1000$ worth of battery will be plenty for a 4 seater car.
        heck, we would be there already if Chubama weren't so incompetent.
      • 1 Day Ago
      Massively improved design language, over the current grinning idiot front ends.
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        Amen to that! I would to see the Minagi Concept and Shinari Concept make it to production!
      • 1 Day Ago
      Mazda plans to have a better mileage than a comparable diesel or hybrid while having close to no extra cost to a very simple gasoline car. Also the extra cost *only* comes from the lower weight, so they can use less powerful engines. So they will not have a few enhanced cars for extra money while still selling 3/4 gas guzzlers but really sell 100% such enhanced cars.