Tokyo, October 5, 2005. Mazda Motor Corporation has announced that it will
showcase the world premiere of the Mazda SENKU concept vehicle, as well
as the Japan debut of the Mazda MX-Crossport concept, at the 39th Tokyo
Motor Show, to be held at Makuhari Messe, Chiba prefecture, from Wednesday,
October 19 through Sunday, November 6, 2005.
Joining them on the Mazda stand will be the all-new Mazda MPV, soon to
be launched in Japan. Also exhibited at the Tokyo show will be the Mazda
Premacy Hydrogen RE Hybrid concept vehicle-offering both Zoom-Zoom driving
pleasure, outstanding eco-friendliness and -and the next-generation MZR
2.3 DISI Turbo and Advanced Driver-Support Technologies.
Mazda will display a wide variety of vehicles and technologies that demonstrate
its product-led growth to visitors, highlighting the progress of Mazda
Momentum, its mid-term corporate management plan that was launched in November
Mazda SENKU(Reference exhibit)
Mazda SENKU, ‘a four-seater rotary sports car for adults’,
is a concept car that reflects a new direction for four-seater rotary sports
cars designed with mature drivers in mind.
The concept clearly demonstrates how Mazda continues to offer new and
unique Zoom-Zoom driving qualities in the face of increasing environmental
and safety requirements and diversifying customer demands posed by societal
Mazda MX-Crossport-an entirely new breed of vehicle that combines the merits
of a sports car and an SUV-was first introduced to the public in January
at the 2005 North America International Auto Show in Detroit. The Tokyo
Motor Show marks its debut in Japan. The Mazda MX-Crossport indicates a
direction that Mazda’s future products could take as it further expands
its lineup of new generation products.
All New MPV(Reference exlubit)
The all-new Mazda MPV, planned to be launched first in Japan as part
of its global rollout, is a further evolution of the original MPV’s
user-friendly packaging. It reflects Mazda DNA within a relaxing interior,
refined and stylish design, and outstanding driving pleasure that far
surpasses that of a conventional minivan.
Mazda Premacy Hydrogen RE Hybrid (Reference exlubit)
The Mazda Premacy Hydrogen RE (rotary engine) Hybrid concept features
a hybrid power unit that combines a dual-fuel, hydrogen/gasoline rotary
engine with an electric motor. The power unit is transversely mounted
at the front in a front-wheel drive layout. The development team aimed
to produce a vehicle with outstanding driving and environmental performance
along with a comfortable, roomy interior.
Other exhibits include a Mazda RX-8 equipped with the hydrogen RE engine
that is viable for practical uses, with plans for commercial leasing
in the future. Also on exhibit will be the next-generation MZR 2.3 DISI
Turbo engine with direct injection that achieves clean, powerful performance;
the Smart Idling Stop System which eliminates the need for an electric
starter motor, and delivers quiet and quick starting; and Advanced Driver-Support
Technologies that incorporates intelligent transport systems. Mazda is
developing unique technologies to create vehicles that combine care for
the environment while still retaining the Zoom-Zoom spirit. Test rides
in the Mazda RX-8 Hydrogen RE are available at the Clean Energy Vehicle
Test Ride event site.
* Mazda will exhibit a total of 22 vehicles (18 vehicles on October 19th
||Mazda SENKU (World premiere)
|Mazda MX-Crossport (Japan premiere)
|Premacy Hydrogen RE Hybrid (World premiere)
|Scheduled for launch/lease
||All New MPV (World premiere)
|Tribute Hybrid (World premiere)
|RX-8 Hydrogen RE (World premiere)
||All new MPV cut body
|MAZDA G-BOOK ALPHA
||MZR 2.3 DISI Turbo engine cut model
|RENESIS Hydrogen rotary engine
|Smart Idling Stop System (World premiere)
||Advanced Driver-Support Technologies
|Vehicles on market
||All New Mazda MX-5/Roadster, RX-8,
Mazdaspeed6/Mazda6 MPS/Mazdaspeed Atenza,
1. Reference exhibits
The pursuit of dreams and confident self-expression are becoming more widespread
among mature drivers. Mazda SENKU, ‘a four-seater rotary sports car
for adults’, offers a radical new departure in satisfying these desires.
Its overarching design concept is "sharpness and mellowness,”
and these contradictory factors are cleverly integrated to create a next-generation
design standard. The features include an ultra-long wheelbase, minimal
overhangs, a unique “floating” appearance supported by large
tires, a smoothly dignified shape devoid of all ornamentation, and large
"flying wing" electric-powered sliding doors. These elements
come together in a revolutionary coupe form that is both dynamic and supremely
elegant. In the cabin, personal space was designed to give priority to
the people seated in the front seats, and interior trim was executed in
supple, high-quality leather.
Located between the front and rear axles is the next-generation 13B-DI
direct injection gasoline rotary engine with a hybrid unit.
This direct injection RE hybrid achieves high power output and lower
fuel consumption along with the ideal 50:50 front/rear weight distribution
and a low center of gravity, characteristic of Mazda sports cars, providing
fun and dynamic driving.
The name “Senku” is a Japanese term meaning “pioneer”,
depicting Mazda’s spirit of pursuing unique and exciting ventures
- such as the rotary engine.
The Mazda MX-Crossport is an entirely new breed of vehicle that combines
the merits of a sports car with those of an SUV. Pushing the envelope
of Mazda design DNA, it moves the Zoom-Zoom spirit in a fresh direction
thanks to the Advanced Frontier design concept that takes Mazda MX-Crossport
beyond the boundaries of conventional SUVs and crossovers, and into
the realm of sports cars. Aggressively athletic styling is bold, strong,
distinctive and instantly recognizable as Mazda, while, on the inside,
four bucket seats and a sporty interior design enhance driving pleasure.
A wide variety of driving support functions with advanced IT are also
Mazda Premacy Hydrogen RE Hybrid
The power unit for the Mazda Premacy Hydrogen RE Hybrid concept incorporates
a hydrogen rotary engine, offering dual-fuel driving with hydrogen
and gasoline, in tandem with an electric motor. The hydrogen rotary
engine and the hybrid unit are transversely mounted at the front of
the car in a FF layout, with the high-voltage battery located beneath
the second-row seats and the high-pressure hydrogen tank beside the
third row seat. This efficient packaging allows the Hydrogen RE-based
hybrid system to achieve outstanding environmental and driving performance
as well as a comfortably roomy interior.
All New Mazda MPV
The soon-to-be-launched All New Mazda MPV is engineered for those who
truly appreciate the minivan, with quality that inspires great pleasure
in ownership, sophisticated styling that tells of the owner’s
discrimination and taste, and dynamic performance typical of Mazda’s
DNA. Mazda’s vision of the next-generation touring minivan not
only offers all the interior space and utility of conventional minivans,
it also has graceful proportions with taut, athletic lines, and an
open and spacious interior -projecting an air of high quality.
The direct-injection MZR 2.3 DISI Turbo engine and 6-speed automatic transmission
deliver high fuel efficiency and low emissions, along with spirited performance
far beyond the norm for a minivan.
And the newly developed high-rigidity body complements the high power
engine with sporty handling, combined with a comfortable ride.
MZR 2.3 DISI Turbo
Thanks to direct injection and a turbocharger, this engine-despite a relatively
small displacement of 2.3 liters-achieves high, flat torque and superb
response comparable to a 3.5 to 4-liter V6 power plant, in addition to
superior fuel efficiency and environmental performance. MZR 2.3L DISI Turbo
for Mazdaspeed6/Mazda6 MPS/Mazdaspeed Atenza is the only turbo engine produced in Japan that meets SU-LEV standards. This high-power, eco-friendly engine is mounted in the Mazdaspeed6/Mazda6 MPS/Mazdaspeed Atenza and will also power other sports-grade vehicles, including the all-new Mazda MPV.
Smart Idling Stop System
The Smart Idling Stop System eliminates the use of an electric starter
motor to achieve quicker, quieter and more reliable restarting. The
system precisely controls piston position when the engine stops, injecting
a small amount of fuel, causing the engine to run slightly in reverse.
The system then ignites the fuel in the cylinder that has begun compressing
due to the engine's reverse rotation, restarting the engine.
Safety technologies: Integrated Vehicle Dynamics Control System
A computer monitors the inputs received from the accelerator pedal, steering
wheel, and brake pedal and uses them to determine the driver’s
intentions. These are then compared with data from sensors to determine
how much the vehicle's actual behavior differs from what the driver
wanted to do. Whenever the results indicate the risk of a skid, the
computer takes control of the brakes and engine and actively countersteers
through the electric power-steering system.
Sideswipe-Preventing Communication System
At junctions where the driver or onboard sensors and cameras cannot see
or detect oncoming vehicles that are obscured by vehicles turning right
or vehicles approaching from the sides, the Sideswipe-Preventing Communication
System exchanges data with approaching vehicles, alerts the driver
to their presence using a display and audible warnings, thereby helping
to prevent a sideswipe collision.
Adaptive Front Lighting System
The Adaptive Front Lighting System automatically turns the vehicle’s
low beams on in accordance with the steering angle and vehicle speed,
illuminating the path through a curve or junction, enabling safer driving
at night. This advanced active safety technology will make its market
debut in the all-new Mazda MPV.