Words by Leslie Sy | Photos courtesy of Mazda Motor Corporation
KODO is Mazda's newest design and styling philosophy. According to them, a car's design should “capture the beauty and power of a cheetah pouncing on its prey” or what they simply call as “Soul of Motion.” The first to adopt the KODO ideology was the all-new CX-5 and was followed shortly by the all-new Mazda 6. And for 2013, the next model that steps up to get the KODO-treatment is the CX-9.
First released in 2007, the CX-9 gets a KODO-facelift to give it a new outlook in life and now looks very much like its newest siblings. They've changed the headlights, grill, and front bumper, with minor revisions at the back. But aside from this, there are no major mechanical changes announced for the CX-9.
Words by Niky Tamayo | Photos courtesy of Mazda Motor Corporation
There’s a lot in the pipe-line for the next Mazda 6. While it has never been a big player in the mid-sized sedan market, and Mazda’s global market share has been pretty flat over the past few years, there are hopes that this car will turn it around. Mazda’s new Kodo design language and SkyActiv engine technology have produced a runaway hit in the CX-5 - a product that proves that downsizing and economy can go hand-in-hand with higher value and convenience.
The all-new 2014 Mazda 6 looks all set to follow in the CX-5’s footsteps. But with the sexy turned up to 11. While the CX-5’s looks are a bit challenging, the Mazda 6 looks like a concept car brought to life.