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Mazda Shinari concept at LA Auto Show

Anything that gets us away from the oversized smiley face that is currently spreading like a sickness through Mazda’s current product line-up is s a good thing—and the Shinari concept is particularly good. Yet another “four-door sports coupe,” easily the most popular vehicle type of the day, the Shinari is an aggressive and impressive looking concept.
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Concept is the operative word here, though, as there are no plans for Mazda to build the car yet, they may not even decide to build a four-door coupe. Still, the company notes that the design elements showcased on the Shinari—which was a joint effort by their studios in Germany, Japan and America—will appear on future product.

For example, the wing-like appearance of the front fascia will reportedly carry over to future production vehicles; no word yet on the ultra-squinty headlights, push-button door handles or the rear-view cameras in place of the side mirrors. Inside, the Shinari features a full-length glass roof, gauges designed to resemble a watch face and deep-set seating for four.

Also of note is something called the Human Machine Interface (HMI), a monitor set high on the centre console that delivers customizable information to the driver. Stunning, inside and out.

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