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Mazda Shows Shinari Four-Door Sports Coupe Concept

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[Update: More pictures here] Mazda today took the wraps off a new concept model called the Shinari during a special press event near Milan in Italy. The Shinari is a four-door coupe style sports sedan collaboratively designed by Mazda's styling studios in the United States, Germany and Japan. According to the Japanese firm, the sport sedan's styling previews a future design direction for the Mazda brand.

"This design will lead to the next generation of Mazda design and will lead to other elements," Ikuo Maeda, general manager of Mazda Motor Corp.'s design division, told reporters at the event.

According to a report from Autonews, Mazda officials pointed out that the Japanese brand is also looking to further improve interior quality of its future vehicles. "We want to play in the same group as BMW and Audi," said Derek Jenkins, director of design for Mazda North America. "On fit and finish we want the same level of quality."

We're still waiting for an official press release and more photos from Mazda, so stay tuned for an update.

Source: Autonews [Click here and here for some live shots from ANE]




15 Comments:

Anonymous said... »August 30, 2010

It won't look like that in 2 years, which is a shame because it looks rather nice.

Anonymous said... »August 30, 2010

I thought it was a Fisker Karma at first glance.

Anonymous said... »August 30, 2010

Nice. They need to replace the current bloated Mazda6 with this design. The previous gen 6 had a sporting look to it. The current 6 looks like an old mans car.

Anonymous said... »August 30, 2010

MazdaRATI

Anonymous said... »August 30, 2010

That is the Infiniti Essence from a couple of years back

http://www.dubdaily.com/?p=10201


-Dallas

Anonymous said... »August 30, 2010

Tesla Concept Cars!!!

Anonymous said... »August 30, 2010

This front mid-engine car will become RX-8 replacement.

Anonymous said... »August 30, 2010

I don't know about you guys, but this thing looks awesome, and yeah this 4 door coupe could be the right car for those who loved more the practical side of the RX-8, and in the same time will make room for a 2 seats RX-7 for the those who loved the sporty side of the RX-8. So 2 door gt - Mazda RX-7, 4 door coupe Mazda RX-9(Shinari) Both should have rotary engines.

Anonymous said... »August 30, 2010

oh~ I see a Hyundai i-Flow Concept here~~

Anonymous said... »August 30, 2010

They need to do emergency rhinoplasty to each of their current models to get rid of those damned smiley grills.

Anonymous said... »August 30, 2010

Mazda9 anyone?

Anonymous said... »August 30, 2010

I'm sorry but they copied off Infiniti. That's the Infiniti Essence. Same shape, same concept.

Franck said... »August 30, 2010

Tesla 4 doors Concept Car
+ Infiniti Essence
+ Fisker Karma
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Mazda Shinari

Anonymous said... »August 30, 2010

Franck - you nailed it BUT that's a great combination. Mazda, please bring it & don't water it down. I LOVE the Infiniti Essence & Nissan/Infiniti Group is foolish not to have brought that coupe' out already - it should have been the G37 Coupe or an even higher line such as an Infiniti GTR. Lexus is stalling in the design department too - far too much talent available to do so - I'm still awaiting an SC replacement. When in doubt, hire Fisker, he's responsible for some of the most beautiful designs of our time. Again, Mazda Execs - make the interior as sexy as the exterior with a strong engine & appropriate price - then you'll have a winner. Hyundai appears to be the only company of its type making bold moves - prove me wring Mazda & bring the new R8/7/9 with you.

Franck said... »August 31, 2010

to Anonymous :
you got me wrong, I LOVE the result !
And I totaly agree with you, especialy about the SC replacement and the Hyundai philosophy !

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