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Gian86
08-30-2005, 01:50 AM
<IMG SRC="http://www.autoweek.nl/images/800/12740.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><IMG SRC="http://www.autoweek.nl/images/800/12741.jpg" BORDER="0"><p>Source: Autoweek.nl<p>Those headlights look something very different for cars in modern times and it does looks nice for concept for this recent age.<BR><BR>
<i>Modified by Gian05 at 8:02 PM 8/30/2005</i>

bm88
08-30-2005, 02:00 AM
Looks a lot like I would expect a Lexus city car to look...<p>I quite like it. The lights are very different, and the Mazda grill works well with the rest of the shapes on the car.

JOKEJOE
08-30-2005, 02:48 AM
<IMG SRC="http://www.japanesecarfans.com/news/2050830.003/2050830.003.Mini17L.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><IMG SRC="http://www.japanesecarfans.com/news/2050830.003/2050830.003.Mini2L.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><IMG SRC="http://www.japanesecarfans.com/news/2050830.003/2050830.003.Mini12L.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><IMG SRC="http://www.japanesecarfans.com/news/2050830.003/2050830.003.Mini4L.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><IMG SRC="http://www.japanesecarfans.com/news/2050830.003/2050830.003.Mini6L.jpg" BORDER="0"><p>More info/pics:<p><A HREF="http://www.japanesecarfans.com/news.cfm/NewsID/2050830.003/mazda/1.html" TARGET="_blank">http://www.japanesecarfans.com....html</A><p>JOKEJOE

PlatForm
08-30-2005, 04:22 AM
nice car.small and sleeky!

Blob
08-30-2005, 05:56 AM
Looks great, but the front just screams angular peugeot

Omar
08-30-2005, 10:19 AM
This car looks PURE EVIL in this pic, but I love it. We should have a caption competition for this pic:<br><IMG SRC="http://www.japanesecarfans.com/news/2050830.003/2050830.003.Mini17L.jpg" BORDER="0"><br><b>MUHAHAHAHA</b> or what about just <b>OPEN YOUR MOUTH AND LET'S SCREAM</B><p>Sorry, bit hyper right now. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/bangin.gif" BORDER="0">

Ascariss
08-30-2005, 10:46 AM
Where does this fit into the lineup? a Clio competitor? Or is this going to be a 3dr version of the mazda 3? Hmm says B-segment in the article so I assume clio then. I could be wrong.

Nodnarb
08-30-2005, 10:59 AM
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knihc2008
08-30-2005, 11:31 AM
or it could just be the predecessor for the mazda3 replacement, though it seems a bit early for that. anyway, the car looks bloody good, from the extraordinarily original front and rear headlamp placements to the simple forms and shapes that the pillarless greenhouse takes. there's even bmw's saggy-bottom seen on the 1er... and it looks so much sharper, so much more defined, so much... BETTER here. bravo mazda

CosworthKid
08-30-2005, 12:04 PM
Personally i think it looks overworked and not as thought out as other recent concepts like, for example, the new Ford Isis...plus imagine the front and rear lights replaced with conventional Mazda ones...just bit messy in my opinion

knihc2008
08-30-2005, 01:23 PM
no way, i find the new ford iosis (or whatever it's called) to be far more messier and un-sorted out compared to this car. the iosis looks like ford's designers took a bmw 3er and just went buckwild with it. this looks at once familiar, yet completely new.

Omar
08-30-2005, 01:30 PM
Mazda have called it a B-segment car, and seeing as the rather plain looking Mazda 2 has now been facelifted the next step they'll be taking is working on its replacement. This looks like a <i>taster</i> to gain feedback on the design (for the next Mazda 2)<p>Plus, the 3 is too new to replace, and a 3-door 3 is highly unlikely

Redline
08-30-2005, 07:01 PM
I honestly don't like it. It's okay, but that off colored plastic in the front and back don't work for me. Its not bad, but its not great.

62Lincoln
08-30-2005, 07:23 PM
Very sophisticated surface development. Elements of 'flame surfacing' here.

CosworthKid
08-31-2005, 03:03 AM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>62Lincoln</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Very sophisticated surface development. Elements of 'flame surfacing' here.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Thank you!I wanted to compare this to BMW "flame surface design" but thought id get a "what the hell are you talking about?" responce from most people,hehe. Point is, this really does look like the sort of concept Bangle would try out...his early stuff.It really would make a much better alternative to the current Mazda2..but still i dont really like it..sorry.Time will tell i guess <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/all_coholic.gif" BORDER="0">

Hornbag
08-31-2005, 04:09 AM
I can see the flame surfacing, but quite frankly, its ugly. Too angular, i much prefer Mazdas current theme. The headlights are too try hard...

Gromit
08-31-2005, 06:04 AM
Well, it's a showcar so it's going to be a bit exaggerated.<p>I think it shows elements of both Flame surfacing (BMW) and New Edge Design (Ford). And maybe a hint of Alfa 147 about the rear haunches?<p>The production version should be interesting - and probably a bit better looking.

taskbearer
08-31-2005, 01:30 PM
I do see a heavy use of flame surfacing on the design, but its not ugly. In fact its a perfect competitor to the renault clio. The headlights look like the ones from the MX-tourer concept, and the design fits mazda's current theme. To me it looks like a miniature Mazda CX with 3 doors.<p>Finally this is a lot better than the Mazda mx-sportive that spawned the blandest looking mazda since the rejuvination, the verisa<br><IMG SRC="http://www.carview.co.jp/tms/2004/car/photo/mazda/verisa/01.jpg" BORDER="0">

syclone
09-01-2005, 01:02 PM
This thing is so strange... sometimes its good that concepts are just concepts, and I think this is a prime example. I do like the LED head and tail lamps with the rings around them that seem to disappear when not lit, though. Not the shape, just the idea.<p>I heard something about this using USB flash drives for keys Its an interesting idea, except that the boards in slots have a tendency to break after a while. This has happened to quite a few of my older PC's without too much device swapping. I guess it could be beefed up for a heavier use cycle in a car, though.

dodgenitro
09-08-2005, 02:21 PM
It Looks Alot Like The Nissan 350Z.

SV
09-08-2005, 06:57 PM
it's nice and, like knihc said, it's original. i like it, although from some angles the proportions look really awkward to me.

Jordmaniac
09-09-2005, 07:04 PM
arghh dont show me that ad again its scary! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/crying.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/crying.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/crying.gif" BORDER="0"> <TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Nodnarb</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><IMG SRC="http://www.japanesecarfans.com/news/2050830.003/2050830.003.Mini17L.jpg" BORDER="0"><br><IMG SRC="http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y230/StevenZoz/fusionad.jpg" BORDER="0"></TD></TR></TABLE>

ricerammer
10-09-2005, 07:19 AM
wow. I really like this concept. The wheels would be handsome on a 3 if they were a tad smaller.