Text: Martin Aguilar / Photos: Mazda | posted March 04, 2014 11:21
Hazumi concept preview the new Mazda2
Mazda revealed the new Hazumi, the company's next generation subcompact concept car at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show. It features Mazda's Kodo design concept, Skyactiv technology, Proactive Safety, and a new in-car connectivity system called MZD Connect.
The name Hazumi means 'bound' or 'spring up' in Japanese which the automaker says "well-suited to a small car that appears to be bursting with energy." The four-door hatchback showcases Mazda's Kodo design language in a small package.
The headlamps and front grille of the vehicle is designed to be as low to the ground as possible to give the front design of Hazumi a sharp look. Mazda says the LED guiding rings of the car adds depth and solidity to the headlamps. With Hazumi’s short overhangs, the Japanese automaker intends to have an athletic silhouette of a sportscar when viewed from the side. On the rear, its taillamps are designed to look like watchful eyes.
The interior of the vehicle shares the same dynamic sense of the Shinari, Minagi, and Takeri concept cars which preceded it. It is designed with a black leather as the base and a white leather is used in certain places such as the instrument panel. A Crimson-colored leather with a nubuck feel is used on the seats.
The suspended center console creates more legroom. The instrument cluster features a single, centrally-positioned gauge with minor displays on either side. The Active Driving Display and command control is situated in the center display.
It also features an i-Activesense advanced safety technologies that is based on Mazda Proactive Safety.
Hazumi is powered by a new SkyActiv-D 1.5L diesel engine equipped with the SkyActiv-Drive six-speed automatic transmission.