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The official photos of Mazda's Hazumi concept leaked out yesterday, but we have finally gotten to see it in real life at the Geneva Motor Show. Our view is that its Kodo lines looks as good on the diminutive car's sheet metal as they did in photos.

The Hazumi was designed to appear to be bursting with energy, and it seems to deliver. While Mazda refuses to actually say that this is the concept for the next Mazda2, it makes it clear that the little hatchback is "foreshadowing Mazda's next-generation subcompact car." We can all read between the lines.

Hazumi also introduces the new Skyactiv-D 1.5-liter diesel engine but details about it are scant at the moment. The specs for the engine are still unannounced, but the company promises that it is both very efficient and has lots of torque for its size. Mazda is also promising that its Mazda Connect infotainment system will be available in the car too. Scroll down for the brief press release a brace of videos that celebrate the tiny concept's arrival.

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Mazda Reveals Mazda HAZUMI Concept Car at Geneva Motor Show
-Newly developed SKYACTIV-D 1.5 clean diesel engine also unveiled -

HIROSHIMA, Japan-Mazda Motor Corporation today unveiled its next-generation subcompact concept model, Mazda HAZUMI, at the Geneva Motor Show*1.

Foreshadowing Mazda's next-generation subcompact car, Mazda HAZUMI incorporates the four key pillars of Mazda's vehicle engineering; SKYACTIV TECHNOLOGY, KODO-Soul of Motion design, Mazda Proactive Safety, and next-generation car connectivity system Mazda Connect*2, without compromise.

Also at the show, Mazda revealed for the first time a newly developed small-displacement clean diesel engine, the SKYACTIV-D 1.5. Like the currently-available SKYACTIV-D 2.2, the new diesel engine is both highly efficient and clean-burning, and delivers exceptional driving performance with powerful torque and linear acceleration, as well as outstanding environmental performance.

Mazda HAZUMI concept

Mazda's Representative Director, President and CEO, Masamichi Kogai commented, "Mazda HAZUMI indicates the exciting direction of Mazda's products which, with no exception, will deliver Mazda's unique driving pleasure. We hope that they will enrich people's lives, and help build a strong and lasting bond between Mazda and our customers."


*1 The show is officially titled 84e Salon International de l'Auto de Genève. Mazda will hold its press conference on Tuesday, March 4 from 14:00 - 14:15 (local time).
*2 The name Mazda Connect is used in Japan, USA, Canada and Mexico. The system is referred to as MZD Connect in other markets.
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      Phontsolo
      • 10 Months Ago
      Mazda should and need to bring over a hot version and premium options. They could easily complete with the Ford Fiesta ST.
      paulwesterberg
      • 10 Months Ago
      Mazda should keep the premium looks and add a sporty electric drive-train for upscale buyers.
      Gorgenapper
      • 10 Months Ago
      Except for the handles and the side mirrors, this car is pretty much production ready. I think it looks fantastic. Now bring us the MS3!
      TIMMAH!
      • 10 Months Ago
      Hopefully with none of the issues that are currently plaguing the Mazda 6 SkyActiv diesel.
      Bryan Lund
      • 10 Months Ago
      I'm gonna be watchin' this cool little hatchback's NA release like a hawk. Mazda will need ta keep the price around $18,999 or less in order ta sell buttloads of them, yes. The current 2 is only around $14,999, eh? This is the only Mazda I've ever wanted for my own. This color is good, too. Gotta offer at least a 5-speed model, if not a 6-speed, yes
      Willy
      • 10 Months Ago
      Lovely overall, not sure about the wheels. Doesn't quite match the rest, and quite hellaflush. If only Honda greenlight the Gear concept, it be on par w this production-ready Mazda.
      mycommentemail
      • 10 Months Ago
      Never was a fab of the new Mazda 3, but this thing is a beauty. Hope it arrives here unchanged and with a slick six speed manual.
      RGT881
      • 10 Months Ago
      Absolutely beautiful! I haven't seen a car whose lines flow together so well for a long time. Wow! I would be delighted to own one fully loaded, with 180hp and I'd be happy as a clam. Who says that beauty must be expensive?
      carguy1701
      • 10 Months Ago
      I just hope we get 4-wheel discs this time.
      commbubba19
      • 10 Months Ago
      Turbo with ~200hp (or more) and 6spd manual with this styling = win
        Phontsolo
        • 10 Months Ago
        @commbubba19
        I'd settle for 180 hp and 5 speed.
        gary
        • 10 Months Ago
        @commbubba19
        Even a moderately potent normally aspirated engine would do nicely. I vote for the miata's revvy 2 liter.
        Lynchenstein
        • 10 Months Ago
        @commbubba19
        Not from Mazda, but I'd bet the aftermarket can make that happen.
        Archknight
        • 10 Months Ago
        @commbubba19
        You read my mind!! 1.3T I'm assuming, since the new Miata is supposed to have some kind small turbo engine instead of a naturally aspirated one.
      carguy1701
      • 10 Months Ago
      I like where this is going.
        Brian
        • 10 Months Ago
        @carguy1701
        Do you copy/paste this comment on every concept article?
          carguy1701
          • 10 Months Ago
          @Brian
          No. I only use it when I feel its necessary. Why do you care?
      RGT881
      • 10 Months Ago
      The more I look at it the more I wish it had an Alfa-Romeo badge on it. It's that good to look at.
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