The Tokyo Motor Show is just around the corner, so naturally Japanese automaker Mazda is joining in on the fray. The company has released two teasers previewing its duet of concepts planned for the show, with one of which giving us a solid preview of the next-generation Mazda3.
Although Mazda is not declaring the hatchback concept as a preview of the Mazda3 using those words, the company is confirming that a production version of this concept will happen. Common sense also suggests this is the next Mazda3 because, well, it looks like a spiritual successor to the current version.
Mazda has also confirmed the hatchback concept will feature its new spark ignition Skyactiv-X engine and Skyactiv Vehicle Architecture, both nods to this concept being the next Mazda3. The company previously confirmed plans to showcase a Mazda3 concept when it announced the Skyactiv-X engine back in August.
Mazda’s second concept slated for Tokyo is less obvious. Aside from the fact that it appears to be a highly-styled sedan, it’s tough to say much more. Mazda has simply said that this concept will be a design study to showcase how the company’s Kodo design theme will evolve going forward. At first glance, it appears the new concept shares some cues with other recent Mazda design studies.