As AutoExpress reported, Mazda Chief Designer Peter Birtwhistle has announced that the Nagare flowing styling language will be replaced: it will be "highly unlikely" to see other concept cars based on that design language, as "Mazda has moved on".
|Mazda Nagare Design Sketch||A rendering of the Mazda Kiyora Concept|
The Japanese carmaker is aiming at becoming a premium and sporty brand ("like a Japanese Alfa Romeo") and will present a new Concept Car – selected among a number currently under development – at the next 2010 Paris Motor Show, where the name of the new design language wil be annunced.
The Nagare design language was first introduced in 2006 at the Los Angeles Auto Show with the Nagare Concept. Since its introduction, it has been adopted on four show cars.
- Mazda Nagare concept – Los Angeles Motor Show 2007 (October 2006)
- Mazda Ryuga concept – North American International Auto Show 2007
- Mazda Hakaze concept – Geneva Motor Show 2007
- Mazda Taiki concept – Tokyo Motor Show 2007
- Mazda Furai concept – North American International Auto Show 2008
For more information on the Nagare language you can read our detailed article published back in May 2008.