Hiroshima,Japan, February 13, 2006--Mazda Motor Corporation will showcase the world premiere of the new high-performance Mazda3 MPS, as well as present the European debut of the Kabura concept vehicle, at the 76th annual Geneva International Motor Show to be held from Tuesday, 28 February through Sunday, 12 March 2006.
Joining them on the Mazda stand will be a Mazda5 Hydrogen RE Hybrid
concept vehicle powered by a RENESIS rotary dual-fuel engine - that can
use hydrogen or gasoline - and an electric motor, for both outstanding
eco-friendliness and Zoom-Zoom driving pleasure.
Mazda will hold its press conference at the Mazda stand from 11:45 to 12:00 on Tuesday, 28 February 2006. Detailed information and photos will be made available at that time.
Mazda3 MPS (European Spec.)
New Mazda3 MPS
The flagship of the Mazda3 range, the all-new Mazda3 MPS, will give
sports-minded customers a double dose of Zoom-Zoom driving fun. Mazda3
MPS is the second model in the Mazda Performance Series, following the
Mazda6 MPS launched in Europe a month ago. The car will be called Mazdaspeed
Axela in Japan, Mazdaspeed3 in North America and, in other key regions
including Europe, Australia and New Zealand, Mazda3 MPS.
The car's styling pursues a look of strength and solidity in a design that conveys its unmatched dynamic performance at a glance. Mazda3 MPS reflects Mazda's intention to continue delivering Zoom-Zoom in all its products.
Mazda Kabura, which made its global debut at the North American International Auto Show in January 2006, continues the Zoom-Zoom tradition of delivering exhilarating sports cars, while stretching the bounds of interior versatility in radical directions. Designed to appeal to young customers and to support their lifestyles, Mazda Kabura combines the look and feel of an exotic sports car with practicality and affordability, and indicates a possible direction Mazda could take with an exciting compact sports coupe in the future.