2011 Mazda Minagi Concept with SKYACTIV
Otoconcept as promised in previous post, that the car has come to Geneva and will dedicate my photos from there. The compact SUV study builds on the Japanese brand’s new Kodo design identity first seen on the Shinari concept last year. Please jump to gets more info and photos!
Interior of Minagi concept comes with some features, there including a driver-orientated cockpit with four upright satin chrome struts appearing to support the dashboard. The design of the instrument panel has sporty touches, such as the round chronograph-like clocks or the three-spoke steering wheel.
Exterior, I felt a compact crossover SUV. The front uses the same large grille as the Shinari, outlined by a chromed “signature wing” that extends all the way through the headlights, giving the car a sharp and aggressive look. The Minagi sports the same sculpted forms dictated by the Kodo design language, with the contours of the front and rear fenders emphasizing the wheels.
The car has a sleek and dynamic profile, which ends at the back with a powerful and muscular look. Both the headlamps and the taillights have similar shapes and a hi-tech appearance, with Mazda’s press release comparing the design of the headlights to a “wild animal’s gaze”.
2011 Mazda Minagi Concept showcase Mazda’s next-generation of fuel-efficient powertrain and chassis technologies, branded under the [new] SKYACTIV name. View detail that the Minagi “is equipped with a SKYACTIV engine and SKYACTIV transmission fitted to a SKYACTIV-Body and chassis that merge comprehensive weight reduction with the assurance of ample safety features.”
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