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February 9, 2004

Mazda to Unveil Space Wagon Concept
at 2004 Geneva International Motor Show


Hiroshima, February 9, 2004 - Mazda Motor Corporation heads into the 74th Geneva International Motor Show* with the world debut of its newest concept vehicle, the MX-Flexa. The six-seat concept demonstrates one possible direction Mazda could take in creating a future space wagon.





Featuring the emotional design and innovative packaging consumers now expect from Mazda, the MX-Flexa concept showcases key elements that could further improve Mazda's position in the growing space wagon segment. With this project, the design team put particular focus on adding new levels of emotional appeal.

The MX-Flexa concept showcases the emotional design and innovative packaging that customers have now come to expect from Mazda. It features an appealing exterior design, high levels of interior functionality and comfort, and superior dynamic performance, in a concept vehicle that could further improve Mazda's position in the growing space wagon segment in Europe.

Details of the car will be announced during the Mazda press conference scheduled to commence at 11:30 a.m., Tuesday, March 2, 2004 at Geneva, Switzerland.

Geneva also sees the European premiere of the MX-Micro Sport concept, first shown at the 2004 North American International Auto Show, and the new Mazda3 sedan equipped with a 1.6-liter MZ-CD common-rail turbo-diesel engine, which will be on sale in Europe starting from March.

* The Geneva International Motor Show opens to the press on March 2 and 3; available to the general public from March 4 through 14.

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I don't know. The concept sketches usually don't translate well into real life 3-d models. And these concept sketches, well, look "flexed" (pun-intended). One side of the car looks "bent-up" and not aligned with the other side.

The wheels are way too big for the van. Well, I guess the concept artist want to sell the design so they have to make what looks cool. Nothing too bad about that. A real life model is more likely to see 16"-17" with medium to high profile tires. I'd rather see something a bit more "realistic."

Just my 2 cents.
 

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you know what never fails to make me laugh? seeing vans with chrome wheels that are like 13". cracks me up. :lol:
 

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It's okay. But like everyone is saying, for a van.

Now I use a van sometimes for my DJ equipment - tint those windows, and it's probably pretty slick.
 

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New Mazda MPV?!

Already it It looks a lot better than any of the other import mini-vans. I hope they don't make it too big.
 

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No, I agree - for a minivan, it looks wonderful, but still. It's a van.

But at least it comes in Winning Blue... :p
 
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