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Mazda NageRE - All-New Design Concept at 2007 LA Auto Show
Submitted by Dan Mazzella on Wednesday, November 15, 2006 - 3:02pm

Mazda Motor Corporation announced the global reveal of an all-new concept car, Mazda NagaRE (pronounced na-gah-reh), at the Greater Los Angeles International Auto Show. The press conference is scheduled at 4:05 PM on November 29, 2006. Last year, Mazda had a one-two-three punch with the Sassou, Senku, and Kabura concept cars. The Nagare is the first indication of Mazda's future design direction. Mazda is very tight lipped about this car, but be sure that will bring you coverage of this concept, and other items at the LA and Detroit Autoshows.

From this little glimpse, it appears to be a continuation of the Senku from the 2005 Tokyo Autoshow.

According to Mazda's newly appointed global design director, Laurens van den Acker, Nagare sums up the future of Mazda design in one deceptively simple word -Flow. "Nagare is a celebration of proportions and surface language that will evolve into subsequent designs planned for presentation at future international auto shows. Nagare examines light and shadow, and begins to reveal the global design cues for the next generation of Mazda vehicles."

Franz Von Holzhausen, Director of Design for Mazda North American Operations, who headed the Nagare design team in Irvine, Calif., describes Nagare as an evolving expression of Zoom-Zoom: "Inspired by the movement of nature's elements, our designers have captured motion, energy and lightness, translating into a beautiful language of lines and forms that are powerful yet effortless, provocative yet strikingly seductive."

And there's much more to come, too, as Mazda continues to evolve flow through future models. For now, Mazda enthusiasts can experience Nagare as an indication of Mazda Design's confident step in a new direction.
Other vehicles on display at the Show include the recently launched Mazda CX-7 crossover SUV, the Mazda CX-9 three-row, seven-passenger SUV, which arrives in North American Mazda dealerships in early 2007, and the brilliantly designed Mazda MX-5 Miata Power Retractable Hard Top.

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Unlikely this concept will ha
November 15, 2006 - 11:44pm
Unlikely this concept will have rotary power (like the others that should have)

I'm starting to get the impression they are winding down rotary powered anything by stealth. I sure do hope I am wrong......!!!


JC Cosmo - 20B
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Hyrdogen RE
November 16, 2006 - 9:21am
If this is a continuation of the Senku, then it will have the Hydrogen RE Hybrid that was shown at last year's Tokyo Autoshow.
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can't wait
November 15, 2006 - 9:50pm
I can't wait to see this in the LA motor show 2007. It looks like a kick-butt kind of car. p.s please be a RX-7 concept
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