15 July 2008
 

Mazda Kazamai

Mazda Kazamai Concept to Premiere at Moscow International Automobile Salon 2008

15 July 2008 | Mazda will unveil a sporty, compact crossover concept vehicle, Mazda Kazamai, at the Moscow International Automobile Salon (MIAS) on August 26. Kazamai, which means 'swirling crosswinds' in Japanese, expresses the powerful yet nimble image of a stylish and compact crossover. Kazamai will be joined at MIAS by the Russian debut of Mazda's CX-9 SUV, which was crowned 2008 North American Truck of the Year in February.

The Kazamai concept further evolves Mazda's 'Nagare' design language by fusing Nagare's 'flow' design cues with aerodynamic proportions. The design features panel lines inspired by crosswinds in nature which evoke visual lightness. Its bold five-point grille, accentuated front wheel arches and sleek roof line, combined with large 22-inch wheels, lend it high emotional appeal.

Mazda Kazamai

Sporty to look at, Kazamai is meant to be spirited and fun to drive, with compact dimensions. Kazamai's four-wheel drive powertrain will consist of a next-generation direct injection engine and a newly-developed transmission. It is also aerodynamic, with an evolved lightweight body structure and enhanced vehicle safety attributes.

Created especially for the Moscow International Automobile Salon, it gives a good indication of where Mazda is going with a possible future compact crossover. In Russia's growing automotive market, compact SUVs are the second-largest segment, representing about 13 percent of all new car sales.

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