TAS 2016 Preview: Mazda2, MX-5 and CX-3 racing concepts to debut

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Race-prepped Mazda concepts bound for 2016 Tokyo Auto Salon

With just a few weeks left before the 2016 Tokyo Auto Salon, Mazda recently announced that they will be bringing several new concepts to this year’s auto show. With an emphasis on racing, each concept will have a customized exterior, along with slightly tweaked suspension.

First up is the black CX-3 Racing Concept. Immediately apparent is the new bodykit that has a red stripe accent. The bespoke alloy wheels and front grille also sport the red contrasting hue. Over to the rear, the custom CX-3 also gets a roof-mounted spoiler, diffuser integrated-bumper and dual exhausts. Completing it all is a lowered ride height.

Next is the Mazda2 (Demio) 15MB Racing Spec concept. The outside is mostly finished with racing graphics, black side mirror caps and alloy wheels, and exposed tow-hooks.

Beside the race-ready exterior, Mazda also said that it has a stripped-out interior, bucket seats with racing harnesses and a roll cage.

The midsize sedan also gets the Racing Concept treatment and features a completely blacked-out exterior. The changes are pretty subtle as it only gets new alloy wheels, a discreet bodykit and a new set of tires.

Like the CX-3, it also appears to have lowered suspension.

Rounding off the concepts is the MX-5 Miata RS Racing Concept. Exterior-wise, it follows the theme of the previously mentioned Mazda2 concept.

It only differs with the wheels, additional racing graphics and bodykit. It gets bucket seats, red stripe accents and blacked-out side mirror caps.

All cars are set to be revealed from January 15 – 17 at the Makuhari Messe, Chiba Prefecture.

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