The Mazda Hazumi, which means “bound” or “spring up” in Japanese, is a next-generation subcompact concept that appears to be bursting with energy. Built with no compromises to Mazda’s engineering principles, the Hazumi expresses the ideal form for the company’s latest incarnation of the subcompact car.
In another premiere at the upcoming motor show, the convention-challenging Japanese carmaker is exhibiting its new clean diesel engine, the SKYACTIV-D 1.5. The SKYACTIV-D 1.5 is a newly developed small-displacement clean diesel engine that promotes efficiency and lower emissions to the fullest. Along with the SKYACTIV-D 1.5, the SKYACTIV-G 2.0 petrol engine and SKYACTIV-D 2.2 clean diesel are on exhibit too.
Another Geneva exhibit, meanwhile, commemorates the 25th anniversary of the iconic Mazda MX-5, the all-time best selling roadster. Mazda has dedicated a section of the Geneva Motor show stand to its popular roadster. Three generations of the MX-5 are expected to appease visitors at this year’s motor show, and visitors can expect to get up-close and personal with their favorite nimble, lightweight and versatile roadster.
The MX-5 remains a popular choice around the globe due to its unprecedented level of quality and reliability, as well as an affordable price tag. Through a variety of product improvements and full-redesigns in 1998 and 2005, the MX-5’s body has been kept lightweight and weight distribution optimized in order to enhance driving, safety and environmental performance, while preserving the pure driving fun that is unique to a lightweight open-top sports.
The MX-5 continues to be a resounding success after a quarter-century, with more than 200 awards to date from around the world including Car of the Year Japan 2005-2006. Last December, the two-seater roadster has gone past the 920,000-unit production mark.
Main attractions at the Mazda Geneva MS stand include the new Mazda3, Mazda6, Mazda CX-5, Mazda5 and Mazda2.