Steane Klose | May 27, 2008

Is it just me or is Mazda one manufacturer that really has their finger on the pulse when it comes to designing new vehicles? These first sketches of the new Mazda 1 or City Car show that small doesn’t have to be dull. Following the same “Nagare” design language as the Nagari, Taiki and Furai concepts this is likely to be the first Mazda to take Nagare styling into production.

The concept Mazda 1 is set to debut at this year’s Paris Motor Show in September and will feature light-weight perspex plastic panels along with practical sliding doors and seats.

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“The finished article will be even more radical than the car seen here. It will be aimed at young people and feature the likes of iPod connectivity, sat-nav and Blue- tooth. It will be environmentally friendly, and weigh as little as possible,” said Peter Birthwhistle, chief designer at Mazda’s European Research and Development Centre.

Mazda has also revealed that they are planning to debut a Ford Kuga based SUV at this years Moscow Motor Show in August along with a Nagare themed RX-7 which is currently being developed.

[Source: AutoExpress]

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