What you are looking at is the inspiration for the next Mazda 2 minicar. The bright red sketch indicates a hazy collection of red tires, small windows and an eager face. In Japanese, Hazumi means “to spring up” and this tiny car might just do that as it will be offered with a force-fed 1.5 liter four cylinder diesel when Mazda chooses to release it.
Mazda also points out that they will be paying homage to the Miata/MX-5 sports car, as their interpretation of the modern MG turns 25 this year. Currently in its third iteration, Mazda has tried hard to keep the performance of the car, particularly the weight and feel consistent throughout the years. Here’s to hoping the next quarter of the century supplies us with equally satisfying sports cars from the Japanese automaker. For more information, though, admittedly, there isn’t much, check out the press release after the jump.
-By: Sawyer Sutton
Mazda HAZUMI to debut at Geneva Motor Show
- Company’s dynamic new subcompact concept points the way to the future
- Geneva also hosting premiere of small-displacement SKYACTIV-D clean diesel
Leverkusen, 21 February 2014. Mazda is unveiling the Mazda HAZUMI, a next-generation subcompact concept, at the 84th Geneva International Motor Show. In another world premiere at the upcoming event, the convention-challenging Japanese carmaker will also exhibit its new clean diesel engine: the SKYACTIV-D 1.5.
The name HAZUMI, which means “bound” or “spring up” in Japanese, is particularly well-suited to a small car that appears to be bursting with energy. Built with no compromises to Mazda’s engineering principles, the HAZUMI expresses the ideal form for the company’s next-generation subcompact.
Mazda will also present the SKYACTIV-D 1.5, a newly developed small-displacement clean diesel. Another Geneva exhibit, meanwhile, commemorates the 25th anniversary of the iconic Mazda MX-5, the all-time bestselling roadster.
The event is open to the public from 6-16 March with press days on 4 and 5 March. Mazda is holding a press conference in hall 5 on Tuesday afternoon (4 March) from 14:00-14:15 CET.
Reference exhibits Mazda HAZUMI (world premiere)Mazda MX-5 (past models, press days only) Vehicles currently available Mazda3, Mazda6, Mazda CX-5, Mazda5, Mazda2,Mazda MX-5 (current models) Technology exhibits SKYACTIV-D 1.5 clean diesel (world premiere)SKYACTIV-G 2.0 petrol engineSKYACTIV-D 2.2 clean diesel