Mazda will roll out another concept model this October in Paris
. The Kiyora is the Japanese firm's interpretation of an urban car, following Mazda's philosophy of improving emissions and consumption by reducing weight. As ever the name has its basis in Japanese, Kiyora meaning 'light and pure'.
Built on a new platform that has been designed to provide excellent safety yet low weight the Kiyora is powered by a new four-cylinder direct injection engine. Further improving economy for the lightweight urban machine is Mazda's own stop start system dubbed Smart Idle Stop System.
Sharing its design themes with other recent concepts such as the Furai
the Kiyora is a striking looking machine, the front in particular being very dramatic with its bold grille and upswept headlamps. The styling is said to be inspired by water movement, that perhaps explaining the green-blue transparent flanks and glass roof.
Due to debut at the Paris Motor Show next month, the Kiyora will be joined by new diesel versions of the Mazda6 and Mazda2. A facelifted MX-5 will also be shown at the French event.
Kyle Fortune - 4 Dec 2007