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Mazda Will Show MX-5-Inspired Concept in Tokyo

Teaser image for an MX-5-inspired concept coming to the Tokyo Motor Show | Photo: Mazda
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Daniel Rufiange
Expect partial electrification for the next generation of the model.

Mazda has a theme for its stand at the upcoming Tokyo Motor Show: the MX-5. The company has already confirmed that models from different generations will be present, but now it has teased a new concept designed to “symbolize the theme of the show”.

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The image shared by the company leaves no doubt that the concept is related to the MX-5, as well as to the Vision Study concept coupe Mazda presented last year. Its lights are virtually identical. See for yourself

That earlier concept was shown as part of a preview of the company's electrification plans. Speculation at the time was that the next-generation MX-5 would be electrified. The automaker wants 25 percent of its products to be fully electric by 2030, and the rest partially so. 

2024/25 Mazda MX-5
2024/25 Mazda MX-5 | Photo: Mazda

This tribute to the MX-5 at the upcoming Tokyo show, and especially the concept that will be part of it, is great news as it shows Mazda does has future plans for its roadster. Indeed, a European Mazda executive declared last year that the sports car “will continue to exist forever.” 

Remains to be seen what form the next generation will take, but we should get a pretty good idea at the Tokyo Motor Show. That takes place starting October 25th with the traditional media presentations.

Daniel Rufiange
Daniel Rufiange
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