With this body, Mazda could make a great future hot hatch.
While Mazda was reluctant to say whether the stunning Hazumi concept – displayed at the Geneva Motor Show this week – would in fact be the basis for its next 2 Subcompact, they did hint that the little hatchback would "foreshadow" their next-generation car. The Hazumi is the first model to incorporate the company's new diesel engine, the 1.5-liter Skyactiv-D, but no specs were released for the motor or for the concept's performance.
The orange concept on display takes Mazda's current design language from the Mazda3 and Mazda6 and raises it up a notch, creating a beautiful tiny hatchback that, in our minds, looks ready to be pumped-up and turned into a screaming Japanese hot hatch. Before we get carried away, though, we'll just say that the company promised excellent efficiency and a great power-to-weight ratio, with torque galore. Check out the pics, coming directly from Switzerland.