According to Maza, the Kiyora is a lightweight, next generation, urban compact concept car, and it will be revealed at the 2008 Paris International Motor Show in early October.
Mazda tells me the Kiyora, meaning clean and pure in Japanese, represents the harmony between driving pleasure and environmental and safety features, which is in line with Mazda’s long-term technology development vision, “sustainable zoom-zoom”.
The concept of Kiyora helped the designers to imagine a city car cutting cleanly through an urban landscape with water as the design theme. Equipped with Mazda’s next generation four-cylinder direct injection engine, and featuring the company’s unique smart idle stop system, the car achieves excellent fuel economy and low CO2 emissions. The improved aerodynamic performance of Nagare design also contributes to these factors.
The new Mazda concept car is based on a new platform designed to maximise weight reduction and a high level of safety, in pursuit of enhanced driving pleasure. It also features an interior design and new functions that support a youthful lifestyle.
Joining the Mazda Kiyora concept car on Mazda’s stand at the Paris show will be the Mazda MX-5 facelift, which will make its world debut, together with the Mazda6 equipped with Mazda’s newly developed MZR-CD 2.2-litre turbo diesel engine, and the Mazda2 powered by a MZ-CD 1.6-litre diesel.