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Custom Mazda Vehicles Debut at Tokyo Auto Salon

Auto shows are often a place for manufacturers to get a little experimental, with brand names often showing off heavily-modified versions of existing models or wildly futuristic concepts. Mazda got in on the craze when it showed up to the Tokyo Auto Salon with two custom Mazda vehicles – more specifically, a modified CX-5 and MX-5 Miata. Tokyo Auto Salon is similar to the United States’ SEMA show so Mazda went all-out giving their entries an extra layer of cool.

Mazda at auto show

The 2017 CX-5 hasn’t debuted on the mass-market yet, having just been revealed about a month ago in Los Angeles. Consequently, Mazda decided to build up even more hype for the crossover by adding more sporty accents to the exterior, such as modified side mirrors, a different front and rear bumper, side skirts, height-adjustable suspension, and 20-inch wheels.

Two MX-5 Miatas are coming along for the show, too. One of them boasts similar upgrades as the 2017 CX-5 – sportier design elements and, inside, Alcantara leather trim – while the other features a Classic Red paint job that gives the MX-5 Miata a nostalgic vibe, recalling the car’s US debut in 1989.

Other custom Mazda vehicles said to make an appearance will be a rumored CX-3 model, as well as the Global MX-5 Cup race car.

The Future Is Here and It’s Stylish: Meet the Mazda RX-VISION Concept

Mazda Foundation Accepting Applications

At this year’s Tokyo Motor Show, Mazda released its new rotary-powered Mazda RX-VISION Concept. Powered by a next-gen, SKYACTIV-R engine, this elegant and aggressively-styled vehicle is a snapshot of the future, according to Mazda.

The first rotary-powered engine produced by Mazda came out in 1967; they have spent the 40+ decades since bettering, empowering, and perfecting this amazingly efficient technology.

The Mazda RX-VISION Concept is a rear-wheel drive sports car with one of the most innovative and distinguished KODO-proportioned exteriors. The rotary-powered engine means improved power output, increased fuel economy, and overall durability.

The style of the RX-VISION Concept just screams of “tomorrow.” It’s futuristic in design and even if you know nothing of engineering, you know that this vehicle is aerodynamic (and really really fast). This car is going to be a head-turner once it hits the road, though there are no official plans to begin mass production just yet.