Ikuo Maeda, the global head of design for the company is mostly instrumental for the new design where having been the chief designer for the ever popular RX-8 and the Mazda2, he has been with the company for about 30 years. Of course, for any car enthusiasts, the RX-7 was actually designed by the team headed by his father, Matassburo Maeda during the 1970s.

The Shinari Concept car is the first model since he took full charge of the unit and its designed based on the Kodo concept. For the past few years, Mazda cars have been aligned towards the more familiar Nagere theme and with the Kodo in place, all that will eventually be phased out. If you noticed, the Nagare comes with wavy lines while the Kodo is said to be more organic in style and it supposedly is inspired from the natural world. According to Maeda, the Kodo is a ‘form with a soul, or bringing form to life’.

Inside the car, you will notice that it will sit 4 passengers comfortably. After all, its highly ergonomical seats curved and carved for 4 seemed very decent. Apart from that, you will always know that you are in one of the most revolutionarily designed cars as the words Shinari is embossed on the side steps and around.

If you look at the images, you will surely like its new more subtle and ‘mysterious’ looks as compared to its previous designs which were more ‘loud’ and aggressive. Hence you will most likely not find much similarities between what is to come and what can be found currently. To some extent, it gives you quite an impression that they are very serious about the design of their cars from here on. Mazda will be officially unveiling this concept car at the upcoming Paris Motor Show next month.

 

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