Mazda Motor Corp. will hold the world premiere of a new sports car concept at the 2015 Tokyo Motor Show. A total of 14 models will be on display at the Mazda booth, including the crossover concept Mazda KOERU making its first appearance in Japan, two racing-spec Mazda Roadsters (known as Mazda MX-5 outside Japan) and the Cosmo Sport (110S outside Japan), first introduced in 1967.
The design of the sports car concept to be unveiled in Tokyo is modern, but maintains a sense of lineage and authenticity, appearing almost to condense Mazda’s entire history of sports car development into a single model.
In line with the company’s theme for the Tokyo Motor Show this year, “Accelerate Toward our Dreams,” Mazda will make an appeal for the brand’s unique approach to driving pleasure. In addition to the sports car concept, the Mazda KOERU will be on display along with new-generation models featuring Skyactiv Technologies and “KODO-Soul of Motion” design. A motor sports exhibit will feature racing-spec roadsters and the Cosmo Sport will complement a heritage display showing Mazda’s history of convention-defying engineering.
The list of vehicles includes; Mazda’s new sports car concept Mazda KOERU, Mazda Roadster (Global MX-5 Cup racing-spec), Mazda Roadster NR-A, Mazda MX-5 (special needs vehicle with hands-only controls), Cosmo Sport (first introduced in 1967), Mazda Atenza (Mazda6) Sedan, Mazda Atenza (Mazda6) Wagon, Mazda Axela (Mazda3) Hatchback, Mazda Demio (Mazda2), Mazda CX-5, Mazda CX-3, Mazda Roadster (MX-5), Mazda Flair Wagon (with wheelchair ramp), Skyactiv-G 2.5 gasoline engine, Skyactiv-D 2.2 diesel engine and Skyactiv-D 1.5 diesel engine.
Also, at the Smart Mobility City, which has been part of the Tokyo Motor Show since 2011, showcasing the cutting-edge of Japanese technology in intelligent transport systems and smart communities based around the automobile, Mazda’s exhibit this year will showcase the company’s safety philosophy and technologies. Displays will explain the company’s HMI (Human Machine Interface), omnidirectional sensing concept and safety technologies developed in line with the Mazda Proactive Safety philosophy, which aims to offer safety, peace of mind and driving pleasure by helping the driver recognize potential hazards, exercise good judgment and operate the vehicle in an appropriate fashion.
Also, Mazda will hold a number of special events for customers at the booth throughout the show. In addition to explanations about the vehicles on display and Mazda’s vehicle engineering philosophy, attendees will have the opportunity to meet and talk to some of the engineers who developed the vehicles on display.
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