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Mazda Kiyora Concept Heading to Paris
This is the Mazda Kiyora, a new concept due from the Japanese affiliate of Ford.
Due at the Paris auto show--which opens to the press on October 2--the Kiyora is a city car with a mission: lightweight construction and environmental purity, Mazda says. The name means "clean and pure" in Japanese, in fact, highlighting the Kiyoras use of a direct-injection four-cylinder engine.
The Kiyora is themed around water, for some unexplained reason. That doesn stop it from using the gas engine and a start-stop system to provide good fuel economy and low carbon emissions.
Mazda says the Kiyoras spun from a new platform that reduces weight while retaining vehicle safety--another mission the brand has stated for all its cars going forward.
Well have more on Kiyora from Paris--stay tuned.