2011 Mazda Minagi Concept review and pictures

Posted on Wednesday, 2 March 2011 , 10:03:17 byAngela

Filed under MazdaGeneva Motor ShowConceptsAsianCrossovers/CUVs

Mazda Minagi Concept

The 2011 Mazda Minagi Concept signals the next generation of mazda cars as it embodies new KODO design language and Mazda's new SKYACTIV technologies. It is scheduled to make its world debut at the 2011 Geneva Motor Show. In Japanese, its name shows the image of an object full of energy which perfectly reflects the vehicle's speed, agility as well as spirited character.
SKYACTIV technologies have been fully incorporated into driving performance, the chassis, powertrain and the body design. Minagi's design elements bring a powerful combination between the expression of energy and the keen agility to move about nimbly and freely.
Mazda's unique compact crossover SUV emphasize a rearward orientation of the cabin, by placing the A-pillar rearward.
The Minagi is immediately recognizable as a Mazda and also creates a strong impression by the chromed "signature wing" placed on the front fascia, which is shared with SHINARI. The prominent front fenders have received more dynamic contours, combining with the dynamic form of the rear fenders, which further emphasize the wheels.
The sense of power is accentuated by the sculpted lines, which are to be found along the sides of Minagi's body.
The contrast between the rear fenders and the taut lines of the car's rear end, hints to the strong and seductive hip line of a toned athlete.
The interior features a driver-focused cockpit together with a cabin environment that boasts a high level of strength and solidity, thus bringing a considerable contribution to the driving pleasure.
The finest leather available was used to fashion the door trim and the seats, while solid metal components, which include the door handles, were milled from solid aluminum and carefully polished in order to obtain a smooth surface.