The production model is likely to feature perspex panels to keep weight and costs down, as well as sliding doors.
Peter Birthwhistle, chief designer at Mazda’s European Research and Development Centre, said: “The finished article will be even more radical than the car seen here. It will be aimed at young people and feature the likes of iPod connectivity, sat-nav and Blue- tooth. It will be environmentally friendly, and weigh as little as possible.”
Mazda is also set to unveil a new SUV based on the Ford Kuga as well as the highly anticipated replacement for the RX-7 following the Nagare design theme.