Diesel And Subcompact Concept For Mazda in Geneva

Mazda will play big in Geneva, presenting a subcompact concept as well as a new diesel engine.

Mazda said it is unveiling the Mazda HAZUMI, a next-generation subcompact concept, at the 84th Geneva International Motor Show.

The name HAZUMI, which means “bound” or “spring up” in Japanese, is particularly well-suited to a small car that appears to be bursting with energy, added Mazda. Built with no compromises to Mazda’s engineering principles, the HAZUMI expresses the ideal form for the company’s next-generation subcompact.

In another world premiere at the upcoming event, the Japanese carmaker said it will also exhibit its new clean diesel engine, the SKYACTIV-D 1.5, a newly developed small-displacement clean diesel.

Mazda did not say if the new diesel engine will be found in the new subcompact.

Another Geneva exhibit, meanwhile, will commemorate the 25th anniversary of the iconic Mazda MX-5, the all-time bestselling roadster.