Mazda Concept Mining [reviews]

Minago Mazda Mazda concept car is a new technology SkyActiv Kodo and new design language, pointing the way for the next generation of Mazda cars to come.

Mazda Mining concept made its world premiere at the Geneva Motor Show 2011 as an expression of new technologies and language Mazda SKYACTIV new concept of Kodo. He is the first model that has properties that can be seen in the next generation of Mazda cars.

For this reason, Mazda has fully integrated its technology SKYACTIV in all aspects of driving performance, including powertrain, chassis, and even the design of the body. As the second concept to integrate the new Mazda "KODO - Soul of Motion" design language, the challenges conventions Mining with emotional design and exhilarating performance.

Although Shinari was a pure design concept to express the full potential of Kodo Design, Mazda offers an overview of Mining of the next generation of products to come. As the second concept car to take the design theme of Mazda Kodo, the design elements are combined expression of Mines energy pulsing through the vehicle with the agility they wish to move freely and quickly. With its upright, compact size, the Mazda Mining provides an overview of the design is different from Kodo Shinari, however, share the same position sinuous, powerful.

"I wanted to convey something other than Mazda Shinari. I felt a compact crossover SUV is the perfect tool to express their business agility and focus, flexibility, four legs move together, and the upright posture."

- Masashi Nakayama, Chief Designer, Mazda Concept Minago

Mazda Mining is an elegant expression of the stored energy. In Japanese, its name evokes the image of an object that vibrates with energy and reflects the vehicle's speed, agility and fiery character. For mining, Mazda's designers looked at different aspects of cheetah hunting. The head of a cheetah is high, while the long-limbed, powerful and flexible thin keep your torso upright so you can change direction quickly at high speed. Mazda's designers set out to evoke the time when an animal contracts its muscles, ready for the sprint and the groove of their prey. Moreover, a slot can be in either direction, an idea which is the function of a crossover SUV with nimble agility of darts in an expanding urban landscape.

The main features of the concept of Mazda Mining

Suitable for a compact crossover SUV that combines exhilarating performance of urban design, emotional

* Minago Mazda is the first concept car Mazda SkyActiv to fully adopt new technology and "Kodo - Seoul of Motion" design and is Mazda's new generation of products

* Mazda compact crossover SUV unique emotional design blends urban explorers - that is to convey a lively ability to move quickly into action and head in every direction - with the driving pleasure and excellent environmental and safety technologies to improve SkyActiv

* Elements of design KODO adopted by the compact crossover SUV to express the energy exciting and agile capacity to move freely


* Vehicle squatting position indicates the cheetah image without the weight of his hind legs ready to ready to dive to catch

* The cargo space of a conventional SUV often looks like a car with a backpack while Mining presents an image of a muscular unit that integrates real inclusiveness in the lines well toned

* Location of the A-pillar behind the rear highlights the orientation of the cab. This contrasts sharply with the unique arc shape of the location to the front A pillar of the minibus, and emphasizes the driving position - a priority for the design of Mazda concept Mining

* The inner position relative to the lower body is more backward than a conventional SUV. This highlights the movement is expressed as Mining

From the front

* "The signing of the wing" in the front bumper chrome, Mining ago Shinari shared instantly recognizable as a Mazda and make a strong impression

* Fishing grid slightly downwards, when placed alongside design bays angled headlamps upwards, creating the intensity of

* Adding a dynamic contour is an important front fenders - typical of Mazda cars - Kodo form language expresses a strong feeling to accumulate, and then quickly releasing pent-up energy. These elements are combined with the dynamic shape of the rear fenders further underscores the wheels, which are the legs of this predator

Side View

* Lines carved along the sides of the body Mazda Mining enhance a sense of power which suggests that the smooth power of a cheetah. These contours extend and connect with the rear fender in an expression that suggests that strong muscles connecting the shoulders and hips with cheetah legs

* The overall effect is a beautiful and graceful form of the eye that controls the front-rear

* The Light Edge, which runs along the bottom of the side panels Minago Kodo symbolizes a sense of power gained, then quickly released

Rear View

* Project rear fenders with courage to create a large and robust SUV worthy

* The contrast between the rear fenders and sharp lines of the rear of the car mimics the hip line of powerful and appealing a toned athlete

Lighthouse Design

* How Shinari, 'signature blade' chrome, ranging from the bottom of the front grille has lost half its housing headlights dramatically

* The design of the projector and three-dimensional rear lights add a feeling of depth

* The "signature of the wing," panel, projectors and design come together to express the strong appearance of the eye of a wild animal


* Mazda's designers set out to make a driver-focused cockpit and cabin environment, which expresses a high level of reassuring strength and durability. The interior uses high quality materials with the best fit and finish the job at hand detailed

* These factors increase the anticipation of driving pleasure with the creation of a sophisticated and quality of the cabin

* The most important internal color blacks is highlighted in red at the bottom of the rear seat backs, armrests and door

Only for a compact crossover SUV

* Four standoffs in satin chrome foot seem to support the instrument panel, each image stands in a vertical force that seems to defy gravity, which underscores the impression that the occupants are well protected Mining

* Planning and switches surrounding cluster emphasizes rigorous athletic nature of the cockpit, but has focused on the sporting spirit of Mazda

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