Mazda Motor Corporation has announced that it will be showcasing two different concepts that will represent the company’s direction in different aspects of vehicle production at the upcoming Tokyo Motor Show.

One would embody the company’s next generation of products while the other will exhibit the direction of Mazda’s next-generation design. Opting for the “Celebrate Driving” theme for this year’s show, Mazda will aim to project the company’s determination to continue offering cars that  celebrate the driving experience, enrich lives and build a strong bond with customers.

The product concept model features a compact hatchback which blends next-generation technology and design, and will adopt the SKYACTIV-Vehicle architecture which applies a human-centric design philosophy for optimal functionality. It will be powered by the SKYACTIV-X, the world’s first commercial gasoline engine to use compression ignition.

The design concept model will showcase how future Mazda’s will look like, with more profound expressions and enhancements of the globally-acclaimed KODO design language introduced since the launch of the CX-5 in 2012.

Also on the stands of Mazda’s booth will be the CX-8, essentially our CX-9, the company’s new flagship three-row crossover SUV which will be on sale only in Japan come this December. A special edition Mazda MX-5 Red Top featuring a dark cherry red canopy and auburn Nappa leather upholstery will also be present.


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Pan Eu Jin
Regularly spend countless hours online looking at cars and parts I can't afford to buy. How a car makes you feel behind the wheel should be more important than the brand it represents - unless resale value is your thing.