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Mazda’s Tokyo present ‘imaginative and prescient’ appears able to sort out Lexus and Audi

What do we’ve right here, Mazda? This beautiful, fastback-esque sedan (coupe in German) is about for a Tokyo motor present debut in a pair weeks to assist showcase Mazda’s future design language. Whereas it is onerous to make out specifics from the shadowy teaser, the so-called “design imaginative and prescient idea” seems to mix the perfect components of latest Lexus and Audi styling with a wholesome dose of Mazda’s personal closely sculpted Kodo language. And since “design imaginative and prescient” does not come shut to doing it justice, we will name it the Mazda eight. That is acquired a pleasant ring to it.

The second idea Mazda’s bringing to Tokyo is a small hatchback that we count on to foreshadow the long run Mazda three. It’s going to sit atop a brand new construction referred to as the Skyactiv-Car Structure (Skyactiv-VA) that Mazda says options “a human-centered design philosophy for optimum performance.” Such as you, we’re questioning what the present Mazda three design is centered on, if not people (crash take a look at outcomes, perhaps?), but it surely’s a rattling good driver, so we’re actually wanting ahead to making an attempt one with a human-centered design philosophy.

This next-generation idea hatch previews Mazda’s new design language, and sure the subsequent Mazda three.

On the tech entrance, we’ll get a greater take a look at the Skyactiv-X compression-ignition gasoline engine, anticipated to look in 2019, probably below the hood of the subsequent Mazda three. The objective of the tech — referred to as “spark managed compression ignition,” or SPCCI — is to ship roughly 25 % extra energy in an engine that is 25 % extra environment friendly. You’ll be able to learn extra concerning the engine tech right here, and take a look at a test-drive of a present Mazda three with the brand new powertrain.

“Our stand this 12 months marks the start of a brand new period for Mazda,” stated Masamichi Kogai, Mazda’s consultant director, president and CEO. “We’ll showcase an idea mannequin with the design and applied sciences that may outline an entire new era of Mazda vehicles.”

So what’s it going to be? Is the way forward for inner combustion Mazda’s SPCCI or Infiniti’s equally progressive variable compression engine? Or a mix of each? We’ll have extra from the Tokyo present ground, together with a deeper dive on Mazda’s new design course, in only a few quick weeks.

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Mazda’s Skyactiv-X spark-controlled compression ignition (SPCCI) engine

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