Mazda to Unveil Compact SUV Concept in March

Mazda Minagi

Mazda has a pretty fresh lineup of vehicles in the U.S., the lone exception being the Mazda Tribute. This Ford Escape rebadge is a poor seller for Mazda, and it’s old. That will all change in March, when the Japanese automaker unveils its new Minagi compact crossover concept at the 2011 Geneva International Motor Show.

The concept is the second one to use Mazda’s new design theme first seen on the Shinari concept. Overall, the look is more refined; the front end almost looks like it was taken off a new Jaguar XJ. The CUV concept will sport Mazda’s next-generation fuel-efficient powertrains, body chassis and transmissions, dubbed “SKYACTIV.” It will likely be very different from Ford’s next-generation SUV, and we wonder if the CX-7 and this will exist side by side as well as the CX-9 three-row crossover.

We’ll have more information come the start of the March. A few more sketches are below.

Mazda Minagi
Mazda Minagi
By Colin Bird | January 19, 2011 | Comments (1)


Viki Reynolds

Wow! I was looking for a new car but Wow!!!!
I think I will wait... I want this one!
I love Masda! and a small but powerful fuel efficient SUV is PERFECT for me.

Post a Comment 

Please remember a few rules before posting comments:

  • If you don't want people to see your email address, simply type in the URL of your favorite website or leave the field empty.
  • Do not mention specific car dealers by name. Feel free to mention your city, state and brand.
  • Try to be civil to your fellow blog readers. This blog is not a fan or enthusiast forum, it is meant to help people during the car-buying process and during the time between purchases, so shoppers can keep a pulse on the market.
  • Stay on topic. We want to hear your opinions and thoughts, but please only comment about the specified topic in the blog post.
view posting rules

If you have a TypeKey or TypePad account, please Sign In

Search Results

KickingTires Search Results for

Search Kicking Tires

KickingTires iPhone App