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One look at Mazda’s new generation models – the Mazda CX-5, Mazda6 and Mazda3 – will confirm that the KODO design is defined by a dynamic, living expression of motion. In the Mazda Hazumi the essence of KODO has been captured in a compact body without losing an ounce of impact. A newly developed 1.5-litre SKYACTIV-D clean diesel engine promises outstanding fuel economy without compromising powerful, linear performance. In addition to enhancing safety fundamentals such as driving position and field of view, Hazumi adopts Mazda’s cutting-edge range of i-ACTIVSENSE safety features. Meanwhile, MZD Connect offers drivers the fun and convenience of smartphone connectivity in a format that is safe and appropriate for in-vehicle use. Refusing to bow to the conventions of the subcompact class and refusing to compromise in any of the four key areas of Mazda’s vehicle engineering, the Mazda Hazumi points the way for Mazda’s next-generation subcompact.
The concept’s name is a good fit both for the look of the car and its target market. Hazumi is a Japanese word meaning to “bound” or “spring up” and was chosen to convey an image of a small but vigorous animal, bursting with energy. It also describes potential B-segment buyers: young, dynamic, vibrant and ambitious.
The Hazumi is yet another example of KODO’s vast potential and how well it adapts to different vehicles of different sizes. “Whereas with longer models such as the SHINARI we use long and free lines of motion stretching from front to back to express KODO, with Hazumi we’ve created a form which suggests explosive motion,” says Hazumi chief designer Ryo Yanagisawa. “It’s like an animal poised to pounce.
It’s small, it’s sleek and it’s pretty damn sexy; it’s the all-new Mzda2, err, “Hazumi Concept.” Let’s not kid ourselves, this is so obviously a design study to see how the public would react to a fully redesigned Mazda2, and I see no reason for a bad reaction.
As one of the few Mazda models left out of the Kodo design revolution, it only makes sense to pull the subcompact 2 into modern times. Up front, the Kodo design pushes the grille and headlights toward the ground, giving the Hazumi Concept a lower appearance, and making it look like it is ready to pounce on the first Fiesta is sees on the road. The LED ring around the headlights give the tiny hatch a striking look in the evening, and the aluminum wing under the grille gives a typically boring car new life.
From the profile view, the Kodo design gives the hatchback a long-looking hood, like a sports car. Add in the raked windshield , swooping roofline and rear spoiler, and you have likely one of the best looking hatchbacks in quite some time.
Around back, the taillights are simply menacing with their odd oval shape and U-shaped LED lighting. The center-mounted exhaust adds a little extra aggression to the tiny hatch.
In all, the Hazumi actually gets me excited to see what Mazda has in store for the B segment in the future. Be it a redesigned 2 or an all new model, my interest is certainly piqued.
2014 Mazda Hazumi Concept – Exterior Specifications
The KODO design seeks to capture the fleeting tension, beauty and power of living creatures in motion. By packing the powerful and dynamic movements of KODO into a compact five-door hatchback, Mazda has given the Hazumi distinctive exterior styling and an athletic physique made for the road. This is KODO in its most highly concentrated form yet.
Drawing the compact cabin as far to the rear as possible places the centre of gravity near the rear wheels. It creates a wedge shaped body starting from the low and pronounced nose and rising toward the rear to impart a strong sense of forward motion. The sharp, chiseled silhouette is a clear departure from mainstream subcompact design where “one-motion form” styles prevail. The short overhangs and powerful fenders that bulge over the imposingly large wheels underline the car’s strong and athletic stance.
But it is not all about looks. As with all its new-generation products, Mazda has put a big focus on aerodynamics, optimising the airflow over the upper body and creating a turbulence-rectifying under-floor structure. Tuned specifically for the compactness of the car, these elements deliver superb aerodynamics.
The cabin is all about drawing in the younger crowd, as the Hazumi concept makes the car and driver one by way of plenty of technology. The cabin makes use of futuristic shapes that not only give the concept an awesome look, but also give it the appearance of always moving forward.
the gauges are a thing straight out of the future, as a single gauge with wing-like displays show you all of the pertinent information. Mazda’s Human Machine Interface is also present in the concept to give the driver all the information he needs while keeping his eyes focused on the road by way of what Mazda calls the Heads Up Cockpit. Having played with Mazda’s heads-up display in the past, I can attest that it does a great job at keeping your eyes forward.
The concept rolled into Geneva in a 2+2 setup, which I know will not make it into production, but it a cool look anyways. The seats are coated in nubuck-feel material, while black leather is the main interior hue with white contrasting leather strewn through the cabin for added pop.
The exterior of the Hazumi Concept is certainly production ready, but the interior will need a little tweaking to get it ready for consumption.
Under the hood of this concept is the all-new SKYACTIV-D 1.5, which is a 1.5-liter, diesel engine that is closely related to the SKYACTIV-D 2.2 engine found in the Euro-spec Mazda6. Mazda stopped short of releasing performance specs, but like its larger cousin that produces 148 horsepower and 280 pound-feet of torque, the 1.5-liter diesel engine will have plenty of torque for zippy acceleration.
Where the 1.5-liter engine really shines is its super-low 90 g/km of CO2 emissions, thanks to i-ELOOP brake energy regeneration and special emission-reducing traps.