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.
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.
MZR 2.3 DISI turbo petrol
Six-speed electronically controlled sport automatic gearbox.
Mazda’s Active Torque Split All-wheel-drive System
Tyres & Wheels
Dunlop 255/50 R 20
20’’ x 9 J
The 2008 Melbourne International Motor Show starts on February 29.