Mazda has announced its exhibits for the upcoming 2017 Tokyo Motor Show, which includes two new concept models. According to the Japanese carmaker, one of the concepts “heralds the company’s next-generation products” while the other ‘embodies the direction of the company’s next-generation design.”

The former is referred to as a ‘Next-Generation Product Concept’, and certainly suggests that it may be a preview for the next generation of the Mazda 3. Looking at the two accompanying teaser images, the concept certainly has the look of a Mazda 3 hatchback, albeit with a lower roofline and a pointier nose.

Despite the darkened image, we can see the concept’s headlights are radically different from those on the current Mazda 3. With hints of the MX-5, they are a lot slimmer in appearance, and appear to fill the gap between the bonnet and front bumper, akin to the latest CX-5.

Described as a “compact hatchback that fuses next-generation technology and design,” the Next-Generation Product Concept will feature Mazda’s all-new SkyActiv-Vehicle Architecture and SkyActiv-X petrol compression ignition engine.

Next up, we have the ‘Next-Generation Design Vision’ that will define the next generation of Mazda’s Kodo design philosophy. The teaser provided by Mazda depicts a four-door car with a long bonnet and a short rear end, with cues from last year’s RX-Vision concept.

Aside from the concepts, special editions of current Mazda models will also be on display in Tokyo, including the Mazda 2 Noble Crimson and MX-5 Red Top. The new CX-8 will also be making an appearance at the show, joining the likes of the Mazda 6, Mazda 3, CX-3 and CX-5.