Hatchback

Hazumi Concept Fires Up Hopes For Next Mazda2

With this body, Mazda could make a great future hot hatch.

While Mazda was reluctant to say whether the stunning Hazumiconcept – displayed at the Geneva Motor Show this week – would in factbe the basis for its next 2 Subcompact, they did hint that the little hatchbackwould “foreshadow” their next-generation car. The Hazumi is the first model toincorporate the company's new diesel engine, the 1.5-liter Skyactiv-D, but no specswere released for the motor or for the concept’s performance.

The orange concept on display takes Mazda’s current designlanguage from the Mazda3 and Mazda6 and raises it up a notch, creating abeautiful tiny hatchback that, in our minds, looks ready to be pumped-up andturned into a screaming Japanese hot hatch. Before we get carried away, though,we’ll just say that the company promised excellent efficiency and a greatpower-to-weight ratio, with torque galore. Check out the pics, coming directlyfrom Switzerland.

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