Derek Jenkins, former Chief of Design for Volkswagen North America, has been appointed Design Director by Mazda North American Operations. He will develop advanced ideas for the company's future models.
Ikuo Maeda has been appointed new Mazda Design Chief, effective 1 April 2009. He replaces Laurens van den Acker, who has left the company to pursue other interests. Maeda will be responsible for the design of all Mazda global products.
The Mazda Kiyora Concept combines an aerodynamic outer skin with sculptured body lines, a visible skeleton and a sophisticated interior which uses innovative materials. We report the official release that documents the design process of the car.
The official images and information on the Mazda Kiyora Concept, the small eco-friendly city car designed by Mazda Motor Europe. Among the features are the compact coupé look, a 1.3 liter direct-injection engine and a lightweight...
The offical information about Mazda's main leading designers Laurens van den Acker (General Manager), Peter Birtwhistle (Mazda Europe), Franz von Holzhausen (North America) and Atsuhiko Yamada (Japan).
Mazda has won the Grand Prix du Design at the 23rd Festival Automobile International in Paris. The award honours the creativity of the brand's design team, which led to the concept cars inspired by the Nagare design language.
The first image of the 3-door version of the Mazda2 model, that will be unveiled by Mazda at the Geneva Motor Show and will showcase a sportier look aimed at attracting new customers in the European market.