Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Mazda Compact SUV Concept Heading for Moscow Show

Mazda has released images of an all-new compact SUV/Crossover concept that will make its debut at the forthcoming Moscow International Automobile Salon that runs from August 29 through September 7. The yet unnamed concept SUV could lead to a production version that would fit right under the CX-7 Crossover.

The Moscow show car, which follows in the footsteps of the Nagare, Ryuga, Hakaze, Taiki and Furai concept cars, is the latest concept to be developed using Mazda’s new design language called Nagare which means “flow” in Japanese.

The reason why Mazda chose the Moscow Show is because Russia is one of Europe’s fastest-growing markets and is rapidly becoming the region’s largest automobile market. SUVs are particularly popular in Russia, with a segment share of about 20 percent. According to the Japanese carmaker, the concept SUV/Crossover is designed to appeal particularly to younger SUV owners who have a strong sense of style.

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