Concept Sketched: Mazda1 Compact Inspired by Nagare Design Theme

Concept Sketched: Mazda1 Compact Inspired by Nagare Design Theme

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We’ve seen some rather outlandish concept vehicles from Mazda these past couple of years, most of which were inspired by the Nagare design theme. That theme appears to be coming to production fruition with the upcoming Mazda1 subscompact.

The concept is set to make its debut at the Paris Motor Show, but we get to have an advance glimpse at the concept thanks to a leaked sketch. The Mazda1 borrows many of the design themes that we had previously seen in the Taiki, Ryuga, Hakaze, and Furai concepts. There are long flowing lines, but they’ve scrunched the profile down to city car proportions.

The current plan calls for production on the Mazda1 to commence in 2010 and the small car will point toward the styling of future models, including the next Mazda3 that we’re expecting sometime in 2010. Among the features on the Mazda1 are satellite navigation, iPod connectivity, Bluetooth, great fuel economy, and a miniscule curb weight.

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