Mazda has released a sketch of the upcoming Mazda compact SUV that is scheduled to be unveiled at the 2008 Moscow Motor Show. The compact SUV will most likely be based on the same platform as the Ford Kuga and will be smaller than the Mazda CX-7.
A Moscow world premiere location was deemed suitable because of the popularity of SUVs in Russia, with SUVs taking up 20% of total market share. It is also a rapidly growing market.
As mentioned before, the new Mazda SUV’s styling will be heavily influenced by the Nagare series of concept cars which consist of the Nagare, Ryuga, Hakaze, Taiki and Furai. Nagare means “flow”, and is meant to take inspiration from the flow of natural elements. This new Mazda SUV will have a “crosswinds” theme.
The Moscow show starts on the 26th of August for the media, and opens for the public on the 29th of August until the 7th of September 2008. We may get more teasers of this new Mazda SUV before the motorshow dates.
Two more sketches after the jump.