Mazda unveiled its next-generation subcompact concept model, named Mazda HAZUMI, at the Geneva Motor Show.
This concept hints at Mazda’s next-generation subcompact car, the Mazda2.
The Mazda HAZUMI concept incorporates, per Mazda, 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.
As expected, the concept shows that the next Mazda2 will share the same look and front fascia previously seen on the Mazda6 and Mazda3.
At the same time, Mazda revealed a newly developed small-displacement clean diesel engine, the SKYACTIV-D 1.5. Like the currently-available SKYACTIV-D 2.2, Mazda stated 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 did not say if this new Diesel will make it State-side.
“Mazda HAZUMI indicates the exciting direction of Mazda’s products which, with no exception, will deliver Mazda’s unique driving pleasure,” said Mazda’s Representative Director, President and CEO, Masamichi Kogai. “We hope that they will enrich people’s lives, and help build a strong and lasting bond between Mazda and our customers.”