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Mazda debuts breezy SUV

2008-07-16 09:58
Mazda, Kazamai
How many flowy, wind-inspired concepts can Mazda possibly produce? Here's one more - take a look at Kazamai, a new SUV concept.

Kazamai means "swirling wind" in Japanese and is the latest to adopt Mazda's Nagare design language.

The concept sees criss-cross slashes on its bodypanels said to be inspired by crosswinds, and the bold wheel arches and sleek roof line seen on the latest raft of Mazda concepts.

Mazda says its sporty styling and compact dimensions are meant to convey Kazamai's spirited and fun nature. Created specially for the Russian show, the concept is a good indication of a future Mazda compact crossover.

Equipped with four-wheel drive,it uses a next-generation direct injection engine and a newly developed transmission. Kazamai is said to demonstrate Mazda's long-term vision for technology development, which adopts the term Sustainable Zoom-Zoom.

Should it make it into production, the manufacturer says it would deliver frugal fuel consumption and greatly reduced CO2 emissions.

Kazamai will be unveiled at the Moscow show on August 26.

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