This is Minagi Mazda, a new crossover concept that Mazda little exposure to 2011 Geneva Motor Show in early March.
No, Mr. Miyagi, but the Mazda Minagi. The concept car is pointing to the Japanese company’s upcoming small SUV. Expected to be dubbed CX-5, it will sit below the CX-7 and CX-9 as a competitor for the BMW X1, Land Rover Freelander and Ford Kuga.
It will be the second concept car (after Shinari) under the new design boss Ikuo Maeda, such as the company moves forward from Nagare design Laurens van den Acker. Mazda’s new styling language Kodo company, which is all about the soul in motion.Minagi not the little Mazda’s first SUV concept already: under Acker showed the Hakaze.
Under the skin is Skyactiv generation technology other Mazdas, to preview a wide range of engines, new transmissions, car bodies and platforms that will begin appearing in 2011, and Mazda to help lower fuel consumption average of about 30% by 2015 ( compared to 2008). Details on the exact spec Minagi still scarce, but we know everything about the tech Skyactiv.
The new body Skyactiv-8% 30% lighter and stiffer thanks to the increasing use of high strength steel, and the suspension of very Skyactiv chassis is 14% lighter. There is no word on whether gasoline or diesel engine under the hood Minagi, but new features Skyactiv-D engine is a low compression ratio (14.0:1) for diesel, Mazda claims, and it is 20% more efficient than its predecessor.
Conversely, Mazda also claims the same compression ratio of 14.0:1 direct-injection engine Skyactiv-G is the highest for spark ignition engines, and reduces fuel consumption by 15% and upping the output torque of 15%. For transmission, the car to drive Skyactive that improving fuel efficiency by 7%, although reduced internal friction guide Skyactive-MTs same.