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Some Mazda concepts you may have forgotten about 

Design-wise, Mazda is on a roll. Like many automakers, Mazda’s concept vehicles offer a peek at what future vehicles may look like, some more than others. Most recently, the brand unveiled two stunning concepts, the Mazda Vision Coupe and Mazda Kai, at the 2017 Tokyo Motor Show. As gorgeous as those vehicles may be, in this blog by Pfaff Mazda, we take the opportunity to reminisce upon some other recent Mazda concept vehicles. If you are considering the purchase of a new Mazda vehicle, but you want to learn more about the brand before you commit to the purchase, then we encourage you to check out our website today! 

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RX-Vision Concept

Just look at this red beauty: a two-door, two-seat, rear-drive sports car. Its long hood and wide fender flares are all part of Mazda’s Kodo (meaning “soul of motion”) design language, dual circular taillights look like modernized RX-7 units. The concept’s overall profile, however, looks similar to a Mercedes-AMG GT S. Under the hood, things get even more interesting. A new Skyactiv-R rotary engine shows Mazda hasn’t given up on the unique engine tech. Although there are no official plans to bring the RX-Vision concept to production, Mazda has made it very clear that it hopes to one day make the RX-Vision into a reality.

Shinari 

Shown at the 2010 Los Angeles Auto Show, this four-door sedan concept was the first vehicle to wear Mazda’s Kodo design language. The deeply sculpted body and pronounced wheel arches gave the Shinari a muscular appearance. Some of this concept’s design cues saw production in the form of the current Mazda 6, albeit the 21-inch wheels, thin mirrors, and frameless doors didn’t make the cut.

Furai 

Unlike the other concept vehicles on this list, the Furai had no intention of becoming a production vehicle. Underneath the beautifully sculpted body was a Le Mans chassis and a mid-mounted 450-horsepower rotary engine. Top Gear Magazine had an exclusive first drive of this track monster!

Takai

At the 2007 Tokyo Motor Show, Mazda displayed this, the Taiki: a rear-wheel-drive sports car concept with, let’s say, different styling. With this concept, Mazda employed a “flow” theme inside and out. If you look at this concept straight on from the rear and squint a little bit, you can almost see the shape of a McLaren P1. Step around the car and it’s clearly not a P1 with skirted rear wheels that stick out from the body. This unusual coupe was powered by a version of the RX-8’s engine.

As you can see, Mazda knocking at the door of the future with these interesting concept vehicles. At Pfaff Mazda, we make it our mission to provide our customers with not only the most high-end Mazda vehicles but also information about interesting Mazda concepts. For more information about our Mazda vehicles or about Mazda concepts, we encourage you to get in touch with a Pfaff Mazda representative. Click here to learn about the Pfaff Difference. 

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