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Mazda Shinari Concept (photos)

Mazda builds excitement for the debut of its Shinari concept at the 2010 Paris Motor Show in early October. The coupe-styled sedan showcases the automaker's new Kodo design language, which translates to "soul of motion." A closer look at the photos reveals more details about the cars features and technology, including possible Smart Idle Stop System and Dynamic Stability Control, and e-mail integration.

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The Mazda Shinari concept coupe-styled sedan will be revealed at the 2010 Paris Motor Show.
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The exterior styling gives the impression of a "lean body with highly developed muscles."
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Three-dimensional sculpting of the grill that links with the headlights lends an expression of speed.
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The luminous metallic blue conveys an image of hard metal.
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Front and rear bumpers are designed to optimize the airflow along the underbody of the car.
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The cockpit-styled interior separates the driver from the passenger and helps the driver feel a deeper connection with the vehicle.
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Name that button. The instrument cluster and wheel controls put the Shinari's technology at the driver's fingertips.
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The instrument cluster combines analog controls with digital displays. A closer look reveals electronic displays integrated with analog controls to display information on the three driving modes, a speedometer that tops out at 280 kph, and a button with a mail icon on it located below the joystick on the center console, suggesting that e-mail may be a feature of the infotainment.
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Even the seatbelts appear to be next-generation design.
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Buttons controlling the Shinari's Smart Idle Stop System and Dynamic Stability Control are embedded in the center console.
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This studio rendering shows the Mazda Shinari in the design stage.

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