Mazda reveals new design direction with Shinari concept

Mazda reveals new design direction with Shinari concept

Mazda has surprised the world’s motoring press by unveiling a new four-door-coupe concept named Shinari which is set to debut Mazda’s new Kodo design language.

With the departure of head designer Laurens van den Acker to Renault, Mazda’s polarizing Nagare design language has been displaced. Now it’s all about the new Kodo design, Kodo means ‘soul of motion’ in Japanese.

Set to debut at the Paris Motor Show later this month, the Shinari concept reveals the new front end design as well as the overall design language for all future Mazda vehicles. The massive grin currently found on the Mazda3 and other models has been toned down, while there’s new aluminum accents that are expected to be used throughout Mazda’s future products.

The Kodo design language was created in a joint effort between Mazda’s design studios in Japan, U.S. and Germany.

Check back as we bring you more concepts for the upcoming Paris Motor Show. Check out photos of the Shinari in the gallery below.

Mazda has surprised the world’s motoring press by unveiling a new four-door-coupe concept named Shinari which is set to debut Mazda’s new Kodo design language.

With the departure of head designer Laurens van den Acker to Renault, Mazda’s polarizing Nagare design language has been displaced. Now it’s all about the new Kodo design, Kodo means ‘soul of motion’ in Japanese.

Set to debut at the Paris Motor Show later this month, the Shinari concept reveals the new front end design as well as the overall design language for all future Mazda vehicles. The massive grin currently found on the Mazda3 and other models has been toned down, while there’s new aluminum accents that are expected to be used throughout Mazda’s future products.

The Kodo design language was created in a joint effort between Mazda’s design studios in Japan, U.S. and Germany.

Check back as we bring you more concepts for the upcoming Paris Motor Show. Check out photos of the Shinari in the gallery below.

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