Mazda’s showcase at the Geneva Motor Show is led by the debut of the New Mazda6 Wagon and two other Concepts, the Vision Coupe and Kai Concept. One other highlight includes the exhibition of the SKYACTIV-X next-generation gasoline engine.
The new Mazda6 features a more premium and refined exterior design and extensive interior revisions. These include new seating, boosted SKYACTIV powertrain performance, enhanced driving dynamics, greater aerodynamic efficiency, reduced NVH and an even broader range of i-ACTIVSENSE safety features.
Mazda Vision Coupe and Kai Concept
The Mazda Vision Coupe and Kai concept are a look into the future of the brand. Recently crowned ‘Most Beautiful Concept Car of the Year’, the Vision Coupe’s four-door body is styled as a simple form that strips away all non-essential elements to embody a ‘Less is More’ aesthetic, in line with the Mazda KODO Soul of Motion design philosophy, with a particular focus on the way light plays across its surfaces.
The Vision Coupe forgoes the rhythmical motion that prior iterations of KODO design emphasized in body styling, opting instead for a simple form that strips away all non-essential elements. Tremendous time and care have been invested on the bodywork, especially the play of light across its surfaces.
The Kai Concept, Kai meaning ‘Pioneer’, is a compact hatchback that sets the stage for the future of the Mazda brand, showcasing the company’s breakthrough technologies and the latest evolution of its KODO design. Within next-generation SKYACTIV-Vehicle Architecture which maximises the human body’s inherent abilities to effect the ultimate connection between driver and car, it adopts Mazda’s revolutionary SKYACTIV-X powertrain.
The future of gasoline engine
Exclusive to Mazda, SKYACTIV-X is set to become the world’s first commercial gasoline engine to use compression ignition. This ground-breaking engine introduces an innovative combustion method called Spark Controlled Compression Ignition (SPCCI), which combines the benefits of a spark-ignition petrol engine with those of a compression diesel engine to produce a crossover engine that delivers the best of both worlds.