Mazda has revealed the HAZUMI concept at the Geneva Motor Show, a foreshadowing of what could be the new Mazda2. Conceived as a hatchback with styling cues that encompass Mazda's KODO ("Soul of Motion) design language, the subcompact concept model features a futuristic interior and the latest technology.
The latest SKYACTIV engine on display at the Geneva Motor Show is a brand new 1.5-litre clean diesel. Mazda describes the powerplant as lightweight and efficient and the engine is said to offer excellent driving performance, plenty of torque, and powerful acceleration. In today’s marketplace, diesel technology is constantly improving as the benefits of improved fuel economy now go hand-in-hand with clean, environmentally responsible performance.
Steering away from the typically bland, black interiors, it is almost as if Mazda has taken a page from the Audi design book adding metal accents and rounded air vents in the HAZUMI concept. Additional technology on display includes the latest Mazda Connect infotainment system and Mazda Proactive Safety.
Mazda's Representative Director, President and CEO, Masamichi Kogai commented, "Mazda HAZUMI indicates the exciting direction of Mazda's products which, with no exception, will deliver Mazda's unique driving pleasure. We hope that they will enrich people's lives, and help build a strong and lasting bond between Mazda and our customers."
Mazda is once again poised to challenge all comers in the subcompact category with the HAZUMI concept, should the vehicle end up as a production model, as many are expecting.