Mazda is primed and ready to hit the Geneva Motor Show with their latest concept, the Minagi. This new concept car previews the next generation CX-5 SUV and now, the Japanese automaker has finally pulled the covers off of the new concept SUV .

As seen in the Shinari concept, the design of the Mazda Minagi takes its cues from the automaker’s new ’Kodo’ design language.

The SUV’s front end has the same large grille and sharp headlight configuration seen in the Shinari. The grille comes with an outlined chromed “signature wing” that goes all the way through the headlight and defines the Minagi’s sharp styling, dynamic profile, and overall aggressive look. Just like the headlight’s, the Minagi’s taillights features the same slit-shaped design, like a ferocious car ready to pounce on the competition.

In terms of designing the Minagi using the brand’s new Kodo styling cue, the Japanese automaker was able to translate the essence of the new design, successfully communicating pent-up energy bursting with vitality as the vehicle nimbly navigates a sprawling urban cityscape.

"I felt a compact crossover SUV was the perfect vehicle to express agility and focused movement the flexibility of four limbs moving in unison, and an upright posture,” said Masashi Nakayama, the designer of the Minagi concept.

Inside the Minagi, the concept has plenty of high-end features that also taps into the Kodo’s seamless flowing design. The cockpit comes with four upright satin chrome struts that serves as a support to the vehicle’s dashboard. The seats have been dressed in leather and is complemented by red stitching. The touchscreen interface on both the center console and the dash are stacked with high-tech features that serve as multi-function infotainment systems. Likewise, the Minagi’s instrument panel has sporty touches that include the three-spoke steering wheel and clock-like meters that emit a calming and subdued blue-ish hue.

Unfortunately, Mazda didn’t go into specifics regarding the concept’s technical aspect, saying only that the Minagi will feature the company’s new SkyActiv engine and SkyActiv transmission fitted to a SkyActiv-Body and chassis that merge comprehensive weight reduction with the assurance of ample safety features.

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  (463) posted on 01.11.2012

This Minage in a brightness color, sharp styling, dynamic profile, and overall aggressive look. Everyone would aim to have this prototype of cars, from the headlight to its platform are very perfect, include here the best quality and performance of its engine.

  (498) posted on 01.5.2012

Mazda cars are really impressive and unique indeed! The reason that really caught my attention is its sexy and hot color which I found so stunning and awesome.

  (429) posted on 01.2.2012

Awesome! It looks very luscious on its glossy red body paint and because of that it can surely captivate lots of attention. I just only curious if it also has an impressive interior?

  (399) posted on 12.12.2011

It looks so luscious on its body paint! Moreover, even though it has the same platform with the other vehicles of them, I’m still impressed on it. I just only hope that this time they would already use a powerful engine on it.

  (428) posted on 10.4.2011

This Minage concept will surely hit the Geneva Motor Show. Looking at this Minagi concept it express the luxury, agility and the flexibility that it have.

  (300) posted on 09.1.2011

Mazda cars are really impressive and very unique indeed! The reason that really caught my attention is its sexy and hot color which I found so stunning and awesome.

  (453) posted on 08.17.2011

This Minagi concept really looks great with its color. I’m simply amazed with the simple but aggressive looks of this Minagi. I bet lots of people will get so excited to see this on production.

  (428) posted on 08.3.2011

This Minagi concept will surely hit the Geneva Motor Show. Looking at this Minagi concept it express the luxury, agility and the flexibility that it has.

  (401) posted on 02.27.2011

I remember reading posts last year on another forum about a possible CX-5 model coming to the U.S. market. The accompanying renderings looked about the size of the original Toyota RAV4 (smallish).

  (762) posted on 02.27.2011

I sure hope most of this design language actually makes it to production and it is available with AWD. I would buy one in a minute. I’m glad to see the smiley face shenanigans is short lived.

  (337) posted on 01.27.2011

The color itself signifies the refine and attractive colorfulness of the object itself.

  (158) posted on 01.20.2011

Well, the Sportage has NO glass next to the D ar because there is no D ar. I hope Mazda thought a little about function over form. I’d like to not back over a small elephant without using a back up cam.

  (745) posted on 01.20.2011

That means a verry nice Tribute replacement. I’ll take it, but I see a little of the new Kia Sportage in the rear 3/4. Thumbs up to Mazda.

  (702) posted on 01.19.2011

dude, CRDi and Hybrid are different, for sure the CRDi is more powerful and faster with the help of diesel engine, but this one is hybrid so expect it to be more efficient and more eco-friendly cross-over vehicle.

  (807) posted on 01.19.2011

it looks great, for sure this is a tight competition between the Audi q5, VW Tiguan and Kia sportage, but they forgot to include the Hyundai Tucson and Nissan Juke. IMO many will choose this because its a Hybrid one, but the question is can this one take over the CRDi of KIA and Hyundai?

  (73) posted on 01.19.2011

Considering that they only have, until now, a single drawing, I must say that it’s highly unlikely to see more this year!

  (65) posted on 01.19.2011

Too bad they made such a big hood, but they didn’t thought about a solution to have more space for luggage in the back!

  (151) posted on 01.19.2011

Sweet. However from the drawing you cannot understand the size of it!

  (613) posted on 01.19.2011

The design of the Mazda Minagi jumps out at us with that big smiling face and those flowing lines.

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