Mazda teased it a while back but today we got the full reveal of Mazda’s new “KAI” concept in the form of two cars debuted at the Tokyo Auto Show.
In case you missed that aforementioned teaser, Mazda developed two concepts, one a hatchback and another a 4 door coupe both meant to demonstrate the future of Mazda design inside and out.
The hatchback which is dubbed the “KAI CONCEPT” is meant to show the engineering future of Mazda and is theoretically powered by a new version of Mazda’s SKYACTIV engine.
The coupe on the other hand is the “VISION COUPE” and as the name suggests, its meant to highlight the future exterior and interior design of Mazda’s “KODO” design language.
Now with both of these cars being concepts there is no hard details on either one of them. Their purpose is simply to behold them and wonder of what could be.
Though, as I mentioned a while back when these cars were teased. It is extremely rare for Mazda to build a concept car that doesn’t eventually evolve into production form.
With that being said, I think it is a pretty safe bet that the KAI CONCEPT will eventually become the next Mazda3; While the VISION COUPE is likely to become the next Mazda6
It’s my hope that both of those cars get Mazdaspeed variants but that might be asking too much.
Anyway, for a better look at these concepts check out the gallery below. There is also more info in the press release which is below as well. After you browse all of that, let us know what you think of these concepts in the comments below or tweet to us at @MotorworldHype
Mazda KAI CONCEPT and VISION COUPE Gallery
HIROSHIMA, Japan—Mazda Motor Corporation unveiled two concept models, the Mazda KAI CONCEPT and the Mazda VISION COUPE at the 45th Tokyo Motor Show today. Organized by the Japan Automobile Manufacturers Association, the show will be open to the public from Oct. 28 through Nov. 5. Mazda has scheduled a press conference for 9:40 p.m. PDT (1:40 p.m. JST) today.
The Mazda KAI CONCEPT compact hatchback heralds a new generation of Mazda cars. Featuring the next-generation SKYACTIV-X gasoline engine, SKYACTIV-Vehicle Architecture and a more mature expression of the KODO design language, the model embodies the technology, engineering and design concepts that will define the next generation of Mazda cars. Refinements in all areas of dynamic performance have produced a dramatically quieter, more comfortable ride and an enhanced performance feel. The KAI CONCEPT features muscular, solid proportions and its form is brought to life by a delicate flow of reflections over the body sides.
The VISION COUPE represents Mazda’s design vision for next-generation models; a more mature expression of KODO applies a Japanese aesthetic to achieve more elegant and premium styling. The exterior features a “one motion” form that exudes a sense of speed and the interior combines three-dimensional depth with a strong longitudinal axis to create a relaxed space that maintains a sense of speed.
In line with its “Sustainable Zoom-Zoom 2030” long-term vision for technology development, Mazda aims to use the fundamental appeal of the automobile – driving pleasure – to inspire people, enrich society and help bring about a beautiful earth. By offering an experience of car ownership that celebrates driving, the company hopes to enrich lives and build a strong bond with customers.