Mazda Hazumi Concept: Showcar may point direction for next Mazda2

Offering an early look at what we're likely to see in the upcoming Mazda2 model, the Mazda Hazumi Concept is set to bow at the Geneva Auto Show. Embracing the automaker's dynamic Kodo design language, Mazda says this subcompact one-off "expresses the ideal form for the company's next-generation subcompact." Beyond that, it will only confirm that the Hazumi - a slightly inscrutable name that means "bound" or "spring up" in Japanese - was built with no compromises to the firm's engineering principles. 

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Mazda's other big news in Geneva will be the introduction of a new 1.5-liter version of the current 2.2-liter SkyActiv-D turbodiesel. It's not known whether this smaller-displacement SkyActiv-D engine will be coming to America. Finally, Mazda plans to use the gathering in Switzerland to celebrate the 25th anniversary of its iconic MX-5 Miata, which is the world's all-time best-selling roadster.

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