Auto brands these days use fancy words to described and promote their design philosophy and language, like Hyundai’s “Fluidic Sculpture” and Cadillac’s “Art and Science“, but in the end, what matters is how their cars look on the road and to this extent, Mazda seems to be doing a pretty good job lately.
If you’re wondering, the Japanese firm also has a name for its most recent design theme: ‘KODO – Soul of Motion’, which has been applied on the well-received Mazda3, Mazda6 and CX-5, with the next car in line to receive this more aggressive styling being the successor to the Mazda2 (Demio) sub-compact, expected later this year.
To give us an idea and to get us excited about the new 2, Mazda previewed the car through the Hazumi Concept at the Geneva Motor Show. While no one here would have any problem whatsoever seeing the concept entering production as is, we all know that’s not going to happen.
The question is, how close will the production car on Mazda’s lots be to the study? If you’re looking for a best-case scenario answer, Carscoops’ reader Damian Sebastian prepared this digitally modified version of the supermini with toned down lights, bumpers and wheels, together with a regular grille and door mirrors. Do you think it makes the cool cut?
By John Halas
Designs courtesy of Damian Sebastian