Mazda Motor Corp.’s future design cues have been revealed in the Vision Coupe Concept unveiled during the 2017 Tokyo Motor Show. Unlike the other concept that will be on the automaker’s stand that previews the next-gen Mazda3, this exercise visualizes future design indicators that may be incorporated across the lineup.

Mazda refers to its Vision Coupe Concept as a sleek, coupe-like sedan sporting a gray exterior. The back of the car appears short, but wide, with a sweeping roofline leading to the windshield and hood. More dramatic design lines are anchored near the rear sides of the car, above the wheel well.

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Evolution of Kodo design

“The design vision model embodies the concepts that will define the next generation of Mazda design, resulting in a more profound expression of the globally-acclaimed Kodo design language Mazda debuted on the Mazda CX-5 in 2012,” the Japanese automaker said. Mazda’s Kodo approach centers on the “Soul of Motion” idea, that a car is not just a hunk of metal, but a beautiful, living creature.

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Two years ago at the Tokyo show, Mazda showcased its flashy RX-Vision concept sports car that featured Kodo design cues. In addition to the two concepts, Mazda will also take the wraps off a new CX-8 3-row crossover SUV intended for the Japanese market as well as an MX-5 Roadster Red Top special edition sporting a dark cherry red colored canopy.

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