This is the spy shots of new Mazda Kazamai Concept, which is due to make its debut at the Moscow Motor Show in August (28.08 – 01.09).
The Kazamai – Japanese ‘swirling crosswinds’ – has been made specially for the Russian show and is a sporty, compact SUV. It will lead to the development of an all-new car to be launched by the company in 2010.
The concept is very close to previously released sketches (Issue 1,016) and features a series of swirling curves and creases along its flanks. These are complemented by the narrow rear window and flowing light clusters.
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Mazda also claims that the new concept’s slippery shape has been thoroughly tested in wind tunnels to deliver impressive fuel consumption and greatly reduced CO2 emissions. At the front, the nose is one of the defining features of the car– there’s a big Mazda badge and distinctive curve to the leading edge of the bonnet, which mimics the firm’s emblem. The Kazamai rides on huge 22-inch, turbine style alloys which are further pronounced by the flared wheelarches.
Under the skin, the all-new concept will include the latest technologies. That means the car gets Mazda’s latest four-wheel-drive transmission – which includes a brand new gearbox and a next-generation, four-cylinder direct-injection petrol engine. This unit will deliver up to 20 per cent better fuel economy, improved responses and superior refinement.
The Mazda is also likely to have a great safety record, given the Kuga’s five-star Euro NCAP crash test rating.
Mazda Kazamai Concept leaked photo: