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Tokyo debut for new Mazda’s sports concept

POSTED BY Nigel Andretti ON 30 September 2015

MAZDA will unveil a new sports car concept at the upcoming Tokyo Motor Show which runs from Oct 28 until Nov 8.

Despite its modern look, Mazda’s latest creation clearly embodies the carmaker’s lineage.

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Although the teaser image has the all too familiar look of an E-Type Jaguar, Mazda says its designers strove to condense the company’s sports car history to as great a degree as possible into this concept.

That it’s got elements of the E-Type is not surprising as Mazda’s long running MX-5 took form and DNA from another British sports car maker — the MGB produced by MG.

True to the theme of the carmaker’s stand – “Accelerate toward our dreams” – Mazda is also highlighting the brand’s unique approach to the joy of driving.

A special motor-sport exhibition will feature two racing-spec Mazda MX-5s, while the fabled 1967 Mazda Cosmo Sport 110S (main pic) – the company’s first rotary powered mass-production model – complements a display of Mazda’s convention-defying engineering legacy.

The Mazda KOERU, a crossover SUV concept that debuted in Frankfurt in September, will be among the 14 models on hand at the Mazda stand alongside its award-winning model line-up featuring SKYACTIV Technology and KODO – Soul of Motion designs.

Mazda said it will showcase safety technologies in Tokyo such as its innovative human machine interface, omnidirectional sensing concept, and systems developed according to the Mazda Proactive Safety philosophy which aims to enhance peace of mind and driving fun by helping drivers recognise potential hazards and exercise good judgment when operating the vehicle.