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Mazda reveals pair of concepts previewing future design

By Cameron Kirby, 25 Oct 2017 Car News

2017 Mazda reveals pair of concepts previewing future design

Next generation Mazda 3 and Mazda 6 previewed by concept duo at Tokyo Motor Show

Behold Mazda’s Vision Coupe and Kai concepts, revealed at the Tokyo Motor Show.

The duo previews the next generation of models from Mazda, and the future of the brand’s Kodo design language.

Both have flowing lines and athletic haunches, with the smaller ‘Kai’ hatch providing a glimpse at the next-generation Mazda 3 due in 2019, while the larger Vision Coupe concept previews future styling for the Mazda 6.

The Kai concept is built on the next-gen version of Mazda’s scalable Skyactiv architecture, and powered by the ground breaking Skyactiv-X compression ignition engine revealed earlier this year – both of which are expected to debut in the production version.

While the Kai almost looks production ready, the Vision Coupe is more a study in Mazda’s future design than a realistic look at a production vehicle.

It has an ultra-long body, with a low glasshouse, pushed rearward for coupe-like styling, despite doors and seating for four.

However, some of the visual cues seen in the concept are likely to make it to production in next-gen Mazda 6.

The next iteration of Mazda’s mid-size sedan isn’t due until the end of the decade.