Mazda to Unveil New Sports Car Concept at Tokyo Motor Show

-- Japan-debut of Mazda KOERU and racing-spec Mazda Roadsters among fourteen models on display -

HIROSHIMA, Japan, Sept. 29, 2015 /CNW/ - Mazda Motor Corporation will hold the world premiere of a new sports car concept model at the 2015 Tokyo Motor Show, which runs from October 30 through November 8.*1 A total of 14 models will be on display at the Mazda stand, including crossover concept Mazda KOERU making its first appearance in Japan, two racing-spec Mazda Roadsters (known as Mazda MX-5 outside Japan) and the Cosmo Sport (110S outside Japan), first introduced in 1967.

The design of the sports car concept to be unveiled in Tokyo is modern yet maintains a sense of lineage and authenticity, appearing almost to condense Mazda's entire history of sports car development into a single model.

In line with the company's theme for the Tokyo Motor Show this year, "Accelerate toward our dreams," Mazda will make an appeal for the brand's unique approach to driving pleasure. In addition to the sports car concept, Mazda KOERU will be on display along with new-generation models featuring SKYACTIV Technologies and KODO—Soul of Motion design. A motorsports exhibit featuring racing-spec Roadsters and the Cosmo Sport will complement a heritage display showing Mazda's history of convention-defying engineering.

List of exhibits

Reference exhibits Mazda's new sports car concept [World premiere]
Mazda KOERU [Japan premiere]
Mazda Roadster (Global MX-5 Cup racing-spec)
Mazda Roadster NR-A (with the party one-make race accessories)
Mazda MX-5 (special needs vehicle with hand-only controls)*3
Cosmo Sport (first introduced in 1967)
Currently available models Mazda Atenza (Mazda6) Sedan
Mazda Atenza (Mazda6) Wagon
Mazda Axela (Mazda3) Hatchback
Mazda Demio (Mazda2)
Mazda CX-5
Mazda CX-3
Mazda Roadster (MX-5)
Mazda Flair Wagon (with wheelchair ramp)
Technology exhibits SKYACTIV-G 2.5 gasoline engine
SKYACTIV-D 2.2 diesel engine
SKYACTIV-D 1.5 diesel engine

SMART MOBILITY CITY 2015: Mazda Exhibit

SMART MOBILITY CITY has been part of the Tokyo Motor Show since 2011, showcasing the cutting-edge of Japanese technology in Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) and "Smart Communities" based around the automobile.

Mazda's exhibit this year will showcase the company's safety philosophy and technologies. Displays will explain the company's human-centered HMI (Human Machine Interface), omnidirectional sensing concept, and safety technologies developed in line with the Mazda Proactive Safety philosophy, which aims to offer safety, peace of mind and driving pleasure by helping the driver recognize potential hazards, exercise good judgment and operate the vehicle in an appropriate fashion.

Special customer events 'Be a driver. Experience at Tokyo Motor Show'

Mazda will hold a number of special events for customers at the stand throughout the show. In addition to explanations about the vehicles on display and Mazda's vehicle engineering philosophy, the attendees will have the opportunity to meet and talk to some of the engineers who developed the vehicles on display.

*1 Press days are October 28 (08:00 - 18:00) and October 29 (08:00 - 14:00) 2015. Mazda will hold a press conference from 8:30 to 8:45am on October 28.

About Mazda Canada Inc.

Mazda Canada Inc. is responsible for the sales and marketing, customer service and parts support of Mazda vehicles in Canada. Headquartered in Richmond Hill, Ontario, Mazda Canada has a nationwide network of 165 dealerships. For additional information visit Mazda Canada's media website at www.media.mazda.ca

SOURCE Mazda Canada Inc.

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For further information:

Sandra Lemaitre, Director, Public Relations
(905) 787-7167; slemaitr@mazda.ca


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