Shinari Concept Adaptation - 2010 Mazda Mazdaspeed 3 Long-Term Road Test

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2010 Mazda Mazdaspeed 3: Shinari Concept Adaptation

September 14, 2010

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A couple of weeks ago, Mazda unveiled their new Shinari Concept that may dictate its design language going forward. Personally, I think it's a huge step forward since I was never a fan of the smiley face on the current-generation vehicles.

Now, whether or not my concept after the jump is a step forward or backwards is up for debate.

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Yeah, it's got a big mouth, but I think it works. I'm sure the DOT would require some sort of bumper, but maybe there's an engineer out there that has a solution. I also sharpened-up the character lines, continuing them from the doors to the nose.

Mark Takahashi, Associate Editor @ 18,650 miles

So, what do you think?

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