Mazda’s Hakaze Concept car - first shown at last year's Geneva Motor Show - is scheduled for its first Australian appearance at this month's 2008 Melbourne International Motor Show.
Mazda Hakaze Concept
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The third car in the Nagare concept range, the Hakaze was designed by Mazda's European Design Centre near Frankfurt, Germany. According to Mazda the concept is a compact-crossover-coupe with roadster feel.

The Hakaze concept points to a future of innovation at the Japanese brand and if you're wondering how it has a roadster feel, it's because part of its roof is removable. Mazda says it drives like a compact hatchback while offering interior functionality of a compact SUV.

Mazda Hakaze Concept

The concept has been built to house either a Direct Injection Spark Ignition (DISI) petrol engine or a diesel engine. The MZR 2.3-litre DISI petrol engine (which is the one fitted to the concept) is similar to the one found in the MPS3/6 and is coupled to Mazda’s active torque-split-all-wheel drive system with a six-speed sport automatic transmission.

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Dimensions

Overall length

4420 mm

Overall width

1890 mm

Overall height

1560 mm

Wheelbase

2650 mm

Seating capacity

4

Boot volume

400-litres

Engine

Type

MZR 2.3 DISI turbo petrol

Transmission

Type

Six-speed electronically controlled sport automatic gearbox.

Mazda’s Active Torque Split All-wheel-drive System

Tyres & Wheels

Type

Dunlop 255/50 R 20

20’’ x 9 J

The 2008 Melbourne International Motor Show starts on February 29.