Mazda announces motor show exhibits

Mazda announces motor show exhibits

Mazda is hoping this year's Geneva International Motor Show will be one to remember, with plans to mark a special anniversary and the chance for visitors to get a first look at some new designs.

The Japanese car maker plans to unveil the Mazda Hazumi at the event next month, a car which it says expresses the ideal form for the company's next-generation sub-compact.

The name Hazumi actually means "bound" or "spring up" in Japanese, which Mazda said suits the new small car perfectly, describing it as 'bursting with energy.'

It will also unveil its newly-developed, small-displacement clean diesel engine - the SKYACTIV-D 1.5.

Meanwhile, Mazda also plans a special exhibit at the show in Switzerland - which is open to members of the public from March 6 through to March 16 - to commemorate the 25th anniversary of its best-selling sports car, the Mazda MX-5.

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