Baby Mazda to be revealed in Frankfurt
Remember the Kiyora concept revealed at the Paris Motor Show in 2008? Its lines inspired the new baby Mazda1 that will be revealed at the Paris Motor Show, most probably in a prototype version, followed by a production version in 2011.
The new Mazda1 is based on a shrinked version of the Mazda2 and features differently shaped taillights and headlamps, and shorter rear doors.
Under the hood Mazda placed a 1.3-litre direct-injection petrol engine, with a Smart Idle Stop System (SISS) that automatically shuts down and restarts the engine as required. Mat this to a newly developed six-speed automatic transmission and you will get a CO2 emissions to just 90g/km or less.