We’ve known about the Minagi for some time now but today we have the first official images and details of the new concept.
The Minagi is the latest iteration of the Mazda’s ‘Kodo’ Soul of Motion design theme. We first saw Kodo on the stunning 2010 Shinari Concept and now we get to see it in crossover form. Its styling has clearly been derived from the Shinari, which we all know will influence the automaker’s future models. We got that confirmation from Mazda chief designer Ikuo Maeda last September, so we wouldn’t be surprised to see Mazda launch a new model, possibly labeled CX-5, resembling the new Mingai.
Mazda describes the vehicle as a “unique crossover SUV for urban explorers which fuses emotional design with outstanding performance”.
Additionally, the Minagi also combines Mazda’s SKYACTIV technologies, which consists of the automaker’s next-generation powertrain, vehicle body and chassis designs. In the case of the new Minagi, the concept is equipped with a SKYACTIV engine and SKYACTIV transmission fitted to a SKYACTIV-Body and chassis that merge comprehensive weight reduction with ample safety features.
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