Mazda design study Kai 45th Tokyo Motor Show: Preview to the next Mazda 3 (2018)

Mazda evolves its Kodo design. The first model, which will carry the modified Kodo 2.0 look is the new Mazda 3. In Tokyo is a first study.

25/10/2017 Uli Baumann

Kai's pioneer says Mazda. The compact study shows for the first time Kai -and about a year before the launch - design and technology of the new Mazda 3. The coming end of 2018, among others, with a compression-ignition gasoline engine on the market.

Study with a new platform and a new design

In wrinkles, corrugations and character lines, the design eliminated almost completely, puts it in a simple, twisted surfaces with precise transitions. The new Mazda 3 comes on a new Skyactiv platform and the next phase of the 2010 featured Kodo designs. The study is available at 4.42 meters in length on 20-inch wheels and a very generous wheelbase of 2.75 meters. The study is not very high 1.86 meters wide and 1.38 meters. The cockpit surrounds the driver and passengers, they should feel thereby integrated into the car, but not concentrated.

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Since 2012, Kodo determines the design of the Japanese car maker Mazda. The first model in Kodo look at the time was the Mazda CX-fifth Now it's time for Kodo 2.0. The modified design language is to start with the model changeover of the Mazda 3 in the compact class. the Japanese show a first design study to at the Tokyo Motor Show.

Skyactiv X and new platform

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So goes the Diesotto

There is also to see the matching Skyactive vehicle architecture. Also to be admired on the stand is the new world's first production fuel compression ignition engine, which is to experience its first series production also in the coming Mazda third The launch of the completely newly designed Mazda 3 scheduled for late 2018th The Skyactiv X burns gasoline, spark plugs has. However, the worry in some areas last only for a pressure rise, resulting in a very lean mixture ignites spontaneously. The compression of 16: 1 is closer to the diesel than for gasoline, which increases the efficiency to the level of a real-ignition engine. Mazda calls the method "Spark Controlled Compression Ignition" (SCCI). A prototype with 190 hp from two liters of displacement convinced at the first test drive with throttle response and good refinement.