Geneva 2011 – Mazda Minagi Concept – rpmGo.com

Mazda Minagi Concept

Yet another concept unveiled during the inaugural day of the Geneva Motor Show is the Mazda Minagi, a compact SUV study based on the company’s all-new Kodo design identity that we first saw last year on their Shinari concept. In comparison to that one, the Minagi looks like more a production-ready model and previews the company’s soon-to-be-released model that will rival the Volkswagen Tiguan.

Mazda Minagi Concept

Like the Shinari, the new Minagi concept has the same front grille that is outlined by a chromed “signature wing” that extends all the way through the headlights which gives the car a very aggressive and sharp appearance. The SUV has the same sculpted shapes dictated by the aforementioned Kodo design language, with its contours of the front and rear fenders that emphasize the big wheels.

Mazda Minagi Concept

The car’s dynamic and sleek profile ends at the back where we find a more muscular and powerful appearance. Both the headlamps and the taillights have a similar form and a hi-tech appearance. The automaker said that the design of the headlights resembles to a “wild animal’s gaze.”

Mazda Minagi Concept

As far as the cabin is concerned, it has a driver-oriented cockpit with four upright chrome struts that support the Minagi’s dashboard. Sporty touches were implemented in the design of the instrument panel, like the round chronograph-like clock along with the three-spoke steering wheel.

Mazda Minagi Concept

According to some sources, the Japanese automaker Mazda will develop this new compact SUV in collaboration with Ford, whose 2012 Kuga/Escape production-ready model was previewed at the beginning of this year in Detroit by the cool-looking Vertrek Concept.

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