Mazda will showcase two concept models at this year’s Tokyo Motor Show at the end of the month with one car exhibiting the manufacturer’s next-generation products, and the other heralding its future design methods.
The product concept will be a compact hatchback according to the Japanese marque, with the car utilising Mazda’s next-generation SkyActiv vehicle architecture. The next-generation technology featured on the car will be based on Mazda’s human-centred design philosophy that will deliver optimum functionality.
The product concept will also feature the new SkyActiv-X engine that will be an exhibit in its own right. It will be the world’s first commercially available petrol engine to use compression ignition, which Mazda claims will offer refined dynamic performance.
Also to be revealed is the design concept, though little is known about it ahead of its grand reveal in Tokyo. Mazda claims the design concept to be more significant than the 2012 CX-5 that saw the debut of Mazda’s Kodo design language.
While two new concepts will be debuted, Mazda will also unveil a new crossover production car called the CX-8. The three-row crossover SUV will feature an upgraded version of the SkyActiv-D 2.2-litre diesel engine. The CX-8 goes on sale in Japan in December but it’s not known if and when it will come to the UK.
Mazda’s classic MX-5 roadster will also make an appearance alongside their future-orientated concepts. A special Red Top edition of the famed sports car will be unveiled in Tokyo, which will feature a red canopy roof and auburn leather interior.