At the Moscow International Automobile Salon (MIAS) Mazda will unveil the newest concept a sporty, compact crossover concept vehicle called Mazda Kazamai. Kazamai is “swirling crosswinds” in Japanese and stands for a stylish and compact compact crossover. The Kazamai is based on the technology development Sustainable Zoom-Zoom, which aims to provide a unique balance between sporty driving fun, and superior environmental and safety performance.

The Kazamai is the newest evolve of the “Nagare” design idea. The Kazamai features panel lines inspired by crosswinds in nature which evoke visual lightness.

Its bold five-point grille, accentuated front wheel arches and sleek roof line, combined with large 22-inch wheels, lend it high emotional appeal. The new Kazamai four-wheel drive powertrain will get a direct injection engine and a newly-developed transmission. The evolved lightweight body structure and enhanced vehicle safety attributes is also aerodynamic.

The Mazda Kazamai promises to be another ground-breaking show car from Mazda Design, winner of this year’s Grand Prix du Design in Paris. Created especially for the Moscow International Automobile Salon, it gives a good indication of where Mazda is going with a possible future compact crossover. And in Russia’s growing automotive market, compact SUVs are the second-largest segment, representing about 13 percent of all new car sales.

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