The Mazda Hazumi Concept will be unveiled at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show this March. According to some reports, this concept previews the future 2015 Mazda2. Currently there are not many details on this model, but let’s see what we know so far.
Mazda Hazumi Concept Design
Ahead of its official debut, the Japanese manufacturer posted a teaser image of the Mazda Hazumi Concept. You can see the teaser below.
The word “Hazumi” (弾み) means momentum, bounce or spring up, presenting something that is always ready for action, like an animal ready to catch its prey, or a car always ready to take you on a journey. The Japanese automaker stated that the company wanted to design a small, compact vehicle that exudes energy.
The picture does not reveal much, but we can see the new design language, which now looks more sporty. What stands out is the new headlight. Somewhat reminds me of a grumpy eye. It looks like the front grille will be slightly bigger and wrapped with chrome accents. The hood will also be modified, with clearly defined lines. Also, the modern wheels will be included.
It is really difficult to determine based on this image how the car will actually look like, but it seems to be completely refreshed.
Like I already mentioned above, the Mazda Hazumi Concept, or the future 2015 Mazda2 compact model if you prefer, will make its world premiere at the 84e Salon International de l’Auto de Geneve (2014 Geneva International Motor Show), which will be held from 6-16 March. It will probably go on sale by the end of 2014.
The 2014 model has a starting price of $14,720, so we can expect a slightly higher price for the next generation model.
Mazda Hazumi (Demio) Engine
There are no details about the powertrain that will run the Mazda Hazumi Concept. However, according to the manufacturer itself, the new SKYACTIV-D 1.5-liter diesel engine will also make its debut in Geneva. Not necessarily, but maybe this will be the engine that will drive the next-generation 2015 Mazda2 model.
Update: The car was unveiled in Geneva, and here is a full review with detailed specs.
There is only one teaser image. Click on the thumbnail below to enlarge it.