Mazda teases Hazumi concept


Mazda Hazumi concept

Mazda has released this teaser image of its new Hazumi concept car, which is due to be fully revealed at the Geneva Motor Show next month.

Described by the Japanese manufacturer as a "dynamic new subcompact concept", the model is tipped to preview the design of the forthcoming Mazda 2 supermini.

The name Hazumi translates from Japanese as 'bound' or 'spring up', which the marque feels best describes the new small car that it says is "bursting with energy".

The image gives little away as to the car's overall styling, other than the fact that its front-end design, particularly the grille and headlamp arrangement, will closely follow that seen on the recently launched Mazda 3 family hatchback.

It is likely that a production version of the new Mazda 2 will use a shortened version of the platform that underpins the company's popular CX-5 crossover. The brand's latest 'SkyActiv' engine technologies are also likely to feature on customer models.

Also being unveiled by Mazda at Geneva is its brand new small capacity diesel motor, the SkyActiv-D 1.5-litre. The engine is likely to make an appearance in the production version of the Mazda 2.

Stay tuned to AOL Cars for further details on the Mazda Hazumi concept and all the other goings-on at the Geneva Motor Show, which opens on March 4.