Geneva Motor Show preview: Mazda Minagi Concept

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Jan 19, 2011

With just about a month and a half until the 81st Geneva International Motor Show opens its doors, carmakers are already busy teasing the world with what they have to offer. Mazda is among the first brands to give a preview of their offerings with its Minagi compact crossover concept vehicle.

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If it looks familiar, it's because the Minagi is Mazda's second concept vehicle offering under its new Kodo or "Soul of Motion" design principle, which was first featured in the Shinari.

Here's what the guys behind Mazda have to say about the new crossover concept:

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"The Mazda Minagi is a compact crossover SUV concept that combines Mazda's Skyactiv technologies--which represent the harmony between driving pleasure and outstanding environmental and safety performance--with emotional Kodo design that communicates pent-up energy bursting with vitality as the vehicle nimbly navigates a sprawling urban cityscape. Fully introducing Skyactiv technologies throughout, Minagi is equipped with a Skyactiv engine and Skyactiv transmission fitted to a Skyactiv-Body and chassis that merge comprehensive weight reduction with the assurance of ample safety features."

Skyactiv is Mazda's new line of next-generation technology for engines, transmissions, bodies and chassis that were developed to appear in Mazda products starting this year.

The Skyactiv-G direct injection gasoline engine, Skyactiv-D clean diesel engine, Skyactiv-Drive automatic transmission and the Skyactiv-MT manual transmission will be at the Mazda booth in Geneva in March, as well as the Mazda Shinari and the brand's current lineup from the Mazda 2 to the BT-50.

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