MILAN, Italy -- Mazda unveiled the Shinari sports coupe Monday, a four-door concept car that indicates the future design direction for the Japanese brand.
The coupe shows the future face of Mazda's family of vehicles -- an aluminum signature wing -- as well as the overall styling trend for future production models.
Mazda will use the word Kodo, Japanese for soul of motion, to describe its future design language.
Mazda executives declined to say when the new design would appear on production vehicles. However, "this design will lead to the next generation of Mazda design and will lead to other elements," said Ikuo Maeda, general manager of Mazda Motor Corp.'s design division, at a press event near Milan.