Behold Mazda Kai Concept at 2017 Tokyo Motor Show

Oct 26, 2017 | Same topic: 2017 Shanghai Auto Show
Possibly, we’re admiring a future Mazda 3.

The Mazda Kai Concept has been officially kicked off at the ongoing 2017 Tokyo Motor Show. The concept is supposed to preview the next-gen Mazda 3 compact hatchback.

Mazda Kai Concept angular front

The Mazda Kai Concept has been officially kicked off at the ongoing Tokyo Motor Show

As we informed you previously, Mazda will apply the state-of-the-art Skyactiv-X engine to the next-gen Mazda 3 in 2019. Accidentally, the showcar is allegedly equipped with the same engine and sits on the brand’s latest Skyactiv platform to boot. So, it’s very likely that the Kai here is the Mazda 3’s successor or at least, the pioneer of future Mazdas.

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Mazda Kai Concept front view

The showcar is allegedly equipped with the Skyactiv-X engine

Taking a glimpse of the Mazda Kai Concept, we can easily realize Mazda’s iconic Kodo design language but some details have been tweaked such as a new front grille flanked by slimmer headlights, a longer hood, thicker C-pillars, more rounded rear, a sloping roof line and repositioned exhausts. Besides, sharp character lines also canter along the car’s length, providing the bodywork a better flow. And, do you spot the RX-Vision concept’s taillights in the hatch?

Mazda Kai Concept side view

We can easily realize Mazda’s iconic Kodo design language in the Kai concept

Mazda Kai Concept angular rear

Do you spot the RX-Vision concept’s taillights in the hatch?

The modifications also cover the inside. Specifically, it is re-engineered with a minimalist approach to give users the most comfortable and exciting driving experience. The most instantly recognizable thing is that the previous free-standing infotainment display has now disappeared; instead, it’s attached to the dashboard.

Mazda Skyactiv-X engine

Mazda Skyactiv-X engine

At last, hopefully the production version will hit the assembly line soon.

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