2017 Tokyo Motor Show: Mazda concepts to showcase future cars and design

By CARSIFU | 10 October 2017

HIROSHIMA: Mazda will exhibit two concept models at the 2017 Tokyo Motor Show: one that heralds the company’s next-generation products and another that embodies the direction of its next-generation designs.

Mazda is also featuring the SKYACTIV-X petrol engine as a technology exhibit at the show, which opens to the public from Oct 28-Nov 5.

Next-generation design vision

The product concept is a compact hatchback that fuses next-generation technology and design, makes its world premiere in Tokyo. It features SKYACTIV-Vehicle Architecture, next-generation technologies based on Mazda’s human-centred design philosophy that deliver optimum functionality, and is powered by the SKYACTIV-X, the world’s first commercially available petrol engine to use compression ignition. The upshot is dramatically refined dynamic performance to go with an eye-catching exterior.

The design vision model, meanwhile, defines Mazda next-generation design concept – a more profound expression of the globally acclaimed KODO design language that debuted on the Mazda CX-5 in 2012.


Also displayed will be the CX-8, a new three-row crossover SUV with major upgrades to the SKYACTIV-D 2.2 clean diesel, as well as a special edition Mazda MX-5 Red Top. The CX-8 will be on sale in Japan in December. The MX-5 will feature a dark cherry red canopy and auburn nappa leather upholstery.

The SKYACTIV-X petrol engine,

Next-generation product concept2