Sexy Mazda concept unveiled

Mazda has pulled the wraps off an all-new concept car known as the Shinari.

The four-door coupé was revealed at a design event in Milan, but studio renderings of the car were also leaked onto the internet. The Shinari will make its official world debut at the Paris Motor Show on September 30.

Mazda's head designer, Ikuo Maeda, claims that the concept will lead the way for a new era of car design for the company.

The new style is called Kodo, which means 'soul of motion' in Japanese. It replaces Mazda's current 'Nagare' style, which translates as 'flow'.

There's no word yet on what engines will power the Shinari or whether it will make it to production, but it could sit above the Mazda6 as a flagship grand tourer or it could be a replacement for the outgoing RX-8 coupé.

The latter seems the most likely outcome. Strict Euro V emissions regulations have forced the company to discontinue the RX-8 in the UK.

There are currently less than 100 examples left in Mazda's dealerships and run-out models are available with a 5.9 percent APR finance package until September 30.

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