AIMS 2011 gallery: Mazda

Mazda at AIMS 2011

We’ve waxed lyrical about the Mazda Shinari Concept already, but it really is an object of true beauty. It was first revealed to an invitation-only press event in Milan almost 12 months ago. Back then the media were given a gander inside (see Autoblog). If we had to take Mazda to task, that would be the only issue; denying us a more in depth viewing.

Both the Shinari and the Minagi SUV concept feature what Mazda calls their ‘KODO’ design language; they claim this will provide the inspiration for future production models. Let’s hope not too much is lost in translation because both models look fantastic, the Shinari especially. It’s Aston Martin Rapide-like in its size and shape and, to be honest, it actually looks quite a bit nicer.

We’ll soon see how ‘KODO’ is applied to production models when the CX-5 is released at the Frankfurt Motor show in September.

We also enjoyed a wry smile at the expense of the BT-50 ute decked out in what can only be described as pig-hunting trim.

If you live in Melbourne you have until this coming Sunday to get on down to Jeff’s shed to see the Shinari for yourself. Don’t miss it.

Mazda Shinari Concept

Mazda at AIMS 2011

Mazda at AIMS 2011

Mazda at AIMS 2011

Mazda at AIMS 2011

Mazda at AIMS 2011

Mazda at AIMS 2011

Mazda at AIMS 2011

Mazda at AIMS 2011

Mazda at AIMS 2011

Mazda at AIMS 2011

Mazda at AIMS 2011

Mazda at AIMS 2011

Mazda at AIMS 2011

Mazda at AIMS 2011

Mazda at AIMS 2011

Mazda at AIMS 2011

Mazda at AIMS 2011

Mazda at AIMS 2011

 

Mazda Minagi Concept

Mazda at AIMS 2011

Mazda at AIMS 2011

Mazda at AIMS 2011

Mazda at AIMS 2011

 

Mazda BT-50 ‘The pig hunter’

Mazda at AIMS 2011

Mazda at AIMS 2011