Mazda will unveil two world premieres at the 2006 North American International Auto Show in Detroit in January; the Mazda KABURA compact sports coupe concept vehicle and the all-new Mazda CX-7, a crossover sport utility vehicle (SUV). Joining them will be the Mazda5 Hydrogen RE Hybrid concept vehicle, powered by a RENESIS hydrogen rotary dual-fuel engine that can use hydrogen or petrol.
Mazda KABURA, a compact sports coupe concept was designed at Mazda’s design centre in Irvine, California. KABURA is the third design concept vehicle from Mazda in the last five months following Mazda SASSOU (designed at Mazda’s European Design Centre in Oberursel, Germany) and Mazda SENKU (designed at Mazda’s Yokohama Design Centre near Tokyo), each reflecting the global influences that Mazda chief designers can draw from.
The Mazda KABURA sports coupe is a vehicle with a compact body that combines the pleasures of sports car driving with functionality. With a rear-wheel drive powertrain, dynamic styling and a wide range of utilities on board, it was designed for first-time new car buyers who love to drive.
All-New Mazda CX-7
Arriving in the North American market in the spring of 2006, the five-seat Mazda CX-7 embodies an astute blend of sports car vitality and SUV practicality, resulting in a fun-to-drive Mazda SUV with the soul of a sports car. It is a vehicle that brings together performance and design like never before.
Prominent front bumpers, A-pillars rooted at the body’s leading edge and Mazda’s signature five-pointed grille make this model instantly recognisable as a Mazda. Large 18-inch aluminium wheels and a sporty interior fulfil every car enthusiast’s innate desire to jump in and drive, while high quality is achieved through detailed craftsmanship.
The Mazda CX-7 is powered by the MZR 2.3-litre DISI (Direct Injection Spark Ignition) TURBO, an intercooled 2.3-litre four-cylinder turbocharged direct-injection petrol engine, that produces a hearty 244 bhp at 5,000 rpm.