Monday, September 29, 2008

LG Xnote Mini: New netbook from Korea

LG Xnote Mini: New netbook from Korea

LG introduced another Netbook for the Korean market, the Xnote Mini. As every netbook (Some of them Anyway) available on the market, it features 10-Inch LCD screen, an Intel Atom CPU, 160GB of HDD, 1.3 Mpix camera, 3-cells battery, but it doesn’t come with these cute Korean girl…
We don’t have any information regarding the price or release date.

Saturday, September 27, 2008

O.T.: The First HTC Mobile with Android OS

O.T.: The First HTC Mobile with Android OS

Well, this product isn't Japanese, but we thought it was interesting. Here's the new HTC mobile T-Mobile G1 with Google's Android OS.

As everyone knows, the T-Mobile G1 (aka HTC Dream) was the first official mobile phone featuring Android. It was also the first HTC without WM OS.

What's so interesting? It features a 3.17’’ LCD touchscreen with HVGA resolution (480x320), full qwerty keypad, 3Mpix webcam, Wifi, 3D graphics acceleration, 1GB integrated storage (up to 8GB with microSD), and Bluetooth. It’s also equipped with Android Market for on-device app purchases, Push Gmail, Google Maps, and Amazon’s mobile MP3 store.

It's clear that the Google's OS is a challenge for Symbian OS.

Now, we found a nice article about the Android OS, and we thought you should take a look at it:

Here's a selection of good articles available on the Internet:

- T-Mobile's G1 Android Phone: Neither Open nor Exciting (Wired blog).
- T-Mobile G1: What we didn't get (Asia Cnet)
- CNET News Daily Podcast: Breaking down the T-Mobile G1
- T-Mobile G1 first hands-on (updated) (Engadget)

Here at Akihabara News we're a little reluctant about Google’s OS… is it a really a good idea to get an Android mobile phone? Knowing Google, if this OS is like Gmail everything you submit gives an irrevocable, royalty-free, non exclusive license to Google to reproduce it. This is a little scary…

So, could this story be repeated with the new Android OS?

Sometime ago, people said the WM was a real Big Brother OS, but what about Google?

Wait & see…

Samsung Haptic 2 Mobile Phone

Samsung unveiled the new Haptic 2 Mobile phone

Two days ago, Samsung unveiled the Haptic 2. Our new mobile phone is available in two flavor: 4GB (SCH-W550 or SPH-W5500) and 16GB (SCH-W555).

It comes with a 3.2-Inch LCD touch screen, DMB, e-dictionary, Bluetooth, 5Mpix camera… The UI had also been upgraded, and the users will be able to create their own vibration mode, and create more various screen design with 50 icons.
Available with a price between 480€ and 550€.


Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Samsung Giorgio Armani

A New Giorgio Armani Phone from Samsung

Named "Night Effect, M7500," this new model has an Armani logo carved on its side and rear, and a specially designed ringer sound.

Supporting various music files like MP3 and WMA, 3.5φ audio jack, and AMOLED. The M7500 will go on sale starting in November, but the price yet to be fixed.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

New PENTAX K-m, Hello World

New PENTAX K-m, Hello World

Less impressive than Canon's 5D Mark II, here's Pentax's K-m. Our compact 10.2Mpix DSLR features an ISO range up to 3200, a 2.7” LCD, high-speed continuous shooting at approx. 3.5 frames per second, and 5-point AF... 
I'm not a big user of Pentax products, but I'm pretty sure this DLSR is a very good choice for people who desire an upgrade.

HOYA CORPORATION PENTAX Imaging Systems Division is pleased to announce the launch of the PENTAX K-m digital SLR camera. Designed primarily for beginning digital SLR photographers, this new entry-class model offers simplified, user-friendly operation, and an easy-to-maneuver compact, lightweight body.

The PENTAX K-m was developed as an entry-class digital SLR camera offering simple, straightforward operation, making it possible for first-time digital SLR users and family photographers to enjoy high-quality digital SLR photography with little trouble or confusion.

It features an upgraded version of the PENTAX-original Auto Picture mode, which automatically detects the type of subject or scene, and sets the proper shooting mode for the photographer. It also features a host of advanced features and sophisticated functions — including the innovative in-body Shake Reduction mechanism — to assist the photographer. It also offers a compact, lightweight body, designed by incorporating PENTAX’s advanced downsizing technologies, accumulated over the years of digital SLR development, into different body parts. As a result, the PENTAX K-m assures simple operation and outstanding operability, even for inexperienced first-time digital SLR users.

Along with the PENTAX K-m, PENTAX will also launch two DA L-series interchangeable zoom lenses: the smc PENTAX-DA L 18-55mmF3.5-5.6AL and the smc PENTAX-DA L 50-200mmF4-5.6ED. Designed for exclusive use with PENTAX digital SLR cameras, these DA L-series lenses are designed to be more compact and lightweight than conventional counterparts, without sacrificing any of the exceptional optical performance common to all PENTAX lenses.


Sunday, September 21, 2008

Sunday Stories: New Honda City

Honda Begins Sales of All-New CITY in Thailand

Honda Automobile (Thailand) Co., Ltd. (HATC), Honda's automobile production and sales subsidiary in Thailand, today began sales of the all-new CITY.

The design of the new CITY is based on the total pursuit of a compact, yet dynamic form with road presence. In addition, class-leading*1 interior space was achieved to create a cabin that surrounds the occupants with an open and secure feeling. The new CITY is equipped with a 1.5-liter i-VTEC engine, which is further advanced in every way, including greater output and fuel consumption. Furthermore, with Honda's unique commitment to provide both advanced safety and environmental performance, the new CITY achieves the highest levels in every area in the effort to become the new bench mark for subcompact sedans.

The first generation Honda CITY was introduced in 1996, quickly responding to the growing needs for automobiles in Asian markets associated with economic growth in the region. Today, CITY is produced in seven countries*2 and enjoyed by customers in 39 nations around the world. CITY also is becoming one of Honda's core models, along with Civic, Accord, CR-V and Jazz (Fit), with cumulative sales passing the 1 million unit mark in late May 2008.

The sales of this third-generation CITY will begin in Thailand from today and expand successively to other existing markets. Honda also envisions further expansion of CITY sales, in order to meet growing customer needs, especially in emerging markets.

Regarding production of the new CITY, HATC will support the startup of production in developing countries including ASEAN markets, India and China. Honda's automobile production capabilities in Thailand have grown continuously for more than 20 years, which is helping accelerate the advancement of automobile production in the region as a whole by providing technical support for other production operations in neighboring countries. Honda has been strongly promoting local autonomy by transferring more production and procurement functions from Japan to Thailand with the goal of strengthening Honda's production strategy and to increase local parts sourcing. In addition, increased coordination with local R&D and production engineering functions (production equipment and tooling) is supporting the advancement of Honda production operations in Thailand as the leader plant in the region. As a result, the local content of the new CITY has now reached 93% from 83% of current model.

The second HATC plant will begin operation in late October of this year, expanding the total annual production capacity to 240,000 units. HATC will also expand auto exports and technical support to other operations to enhance its role as the leader plant, and strengthen it's competitiveness in the world.

*1 1.5-liter subcompact sedan category
*2 Thailand, Philippines, Malaysia, India, Pakistan, China, Turkey


Saturday, September 20, 2008

LG's W2261V-PF, a Full HD LCD

LG's W2261V-PF, a Full HD LCD monitor

The LG’s W2261V-PF, a full HD LCD screen, should be available at the beginning of October on the Japanese market.
Our new monitor features a 21.5” flat LCD anti-glare coating panel with a 1,920x1,080 resolution, RGB Analog / digital / HDMI inputs. The W2261V provides a contrast ratio of 1,000:1 (up to 20,000:1), a response time of 5ms, and a viewing angle of 170 degrees.
No word about the price.


Friday, September 19, 2008

Shake, Tap, Flip the new Samsung's Music Phones

Shake, Tap, Flip the new Samsung's Music Phones

Samsung has just introduced two new music phones, the Samsung BEATb (model M3410) and the Samsung BEATs (M3200). Both feature the interesting ‘Motion Play’ allowing you to control your music with simple motion. For Example, you can play or pause music by tapping your phone, mute your music by flipping it, or Shake it and you play the next song

The Samsung BEATb is a slim bar type music phone (9.9mm), and features the DNSe technology, an Auto EQ, and the Motion Play. It is also equipped with 2.0-Inch LCD screen, 2Mpix camera, Bluetooth 2.0, a 3.5mm audio Jack input, and is compatible with MP3, WMA, e-AAC+, AAC+, AAC.

The Samsung BEATs, a slide phone, is also equipped with an amplifier (B&O ICEpower), a stereo speaker, a 2.0-Inch LCD Screen, 2Mpix camera, and almost the same specs as the BEATb.

Samsung announced the BEATb for September and the BEATs for October.


1TB HDD and XDE technology from Toshiba

3 New DVR with 1TB HDD and XDE technology from Toshiba

As you may be aware now, Toshiba decided for you that a crappy up-scaling technology (eXtended Detail Enhancement) is what you need and not this fancy HD tech that you may find on these Blu-Ray disks... Anyway since Toshiba Strongly deviled in this “advance” (LOL) tech, they decided to bring today 3 New DVR supporting the XDE (eXtended Detail Enhancement).

So let’s start with the High-end model, the RD-X8, which has 1TB of HDD, XDE, Digital TV Tuner, Support of the MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 codec, and a DVD DL burner, then you have the RD-S503 with 500GB and the RD-S303 with only 320GB.

Now if you are not interested in the DVR solution you can still get an XDE (LOLTECH) player the SD-XDE1...

PS We found a new acronym for the XDE, the LOLTECH.
PS II Seriously there is indeed some interest in the XDE, and this can bring an interesting upgrade for the actual DVD format, but as I am concerned HD is the best thing ever.


Thursday, September 18, 2008

Two New DAPs from Kenwood

Two New DAPs from Kenwood

Kenwood Japan just announced two new MG-E Media-Keg series DAPs with 2 or 4GB of internal memory. Rest assured, you can expand the memory with a MicroSD card.

Kenwood worked hard at improving the audio quality with an improved DAC. Our DAPs are MP3, WMA and AAC friendly, feature a 1.5” OLED screen and provide up to 54h of play time (MP3 at 128kbps), at just 43g with a size of 92.5x41x11.8mm.

Lord these DAPs better be good in order to counter the iPOD Nano.


Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Casio Exilim EX-FH20

Casio Exilim EX-FH20Casio's EX-F1 was a stunning camera for those who desire super-fast and stunning video shots. Now it seems the EX-F1 wasn't cool enough for Casio, they decided this morning to release the EX-FH20.

The EX-F1 is a 60fps 7.1Mpix camera, giving great slow-mo video and shots, but its little bother (if we can call it that) provides 40fps on a 9.1mpix camera in a stunning 3072x2304 resolution. As for video, the FH20 can shoot 720p video at 30fps or even a stunning 1920x1080 at 60fps! Want more speed? No problem, our camera can shoot at 1000fps in 224x56 if desired!.

Available in Japan at the end of this week, the EX-FH20 is 27% smaller than the EX-F1 with a 20x optical zoom... A nifty toy for anyone who desires pushing the limits of photography.



Sunday, September 14, 2008

Sunday Stories: Ings+1 N-SPEC Honda Fit

Ings+1 N-SPEC Honda Fit

Own a 2009 Fit? Wanna give it some serious attitude? Well brace yourself with the Ings+1 N-SPEC. This kit (more information below) doesn't include a performance upgrade, you'll have to check with other manufacturers about that. Anyway, feel free to contact the folks of INGS+1 directly for further information and prices.


[ F 17 X 7.5J +43 R 17 X 7.5J +43 ]
- TYRE : BRIDGESTONE / POTENZA RE050 [ F 215/40ZR17 R 215/40ZR17 ]
- SPACER : R 8mm


Sunday Stories: WALD GT-R Update

WALD GT-R Update

Our good friends over at Wald International sent us some nice interior pictures of their tuned GT-R. Gorgeous carbon fiber parts and a nice leather covered gear leaver with more leather on the dashboard... Please remember this is a work in progress and Wald will release more pictures of their little monster...

So stay tuned folks!


Panasonic Lumix G1 Preview

Panasonic Lumix G1 Preview

When you consider the incredible flexibility offered by digital capture (unencumbered by the physical need to put the film behind the lens and to advance it frame by frame) it's perhaps surprising that the digital interchangeable lens camera has remained so firmly rooted in a basic design that hasn't changed since the 1950's. The single lens reflex does its job very well, but building a camera around a mirror box seriously ties the designer's hands - not only in the physical size and shape of the body, but in the lenses too (the distance to the sensor means retrofocus designs are needed to overcome the distance from the sensor to the flange).

The reasons for this seemingly dogmatic attachment to the single lens reflex are fairly obvious; the main players in the market have a vested interest in maintaining compatibility with legacy lenses and offering as seamless a transition from film to digital as possible for their millions of existing users. Besides, it's a lot easier to design a body that works in the same way SLRs always did than to launch an entirely new lens system.

There have also been some technological barriers to deal with; the lack of digital displays good enough to produce an electronic viewfinder that can even get close to a good mirror and prism, and the fact that current phase-detect autofocus systems won't work without a mirror being the two most commonly cited.

It is perhaps unsurprising then, that the first company to challenge the SLR hegemony is Panasonic, a manufacturer with no legacy film SLR system to support and a share of the digital SLR market so small that it's relatively easy to simply drop it and move on. We strongly suspect that the L10 will be the end of Panasonic's brief foray into the standard Four Thirds System and that - for all the joint development statements - it was Panasonic, not Olympus that was the driving force behind the introduction of Micro Four Thirds.

And so we have a new system with a new lens mount and this, the G1; the world's first electronic viewfinder interchangeable lens camera. From the outside it looks for all the world like a conventional SLR (albeit a very small one) - we're told that the design (complete with faux prism 'hump') is deliberately conservative; Panasonic's research has shown that its target market (particularly in Japan) still prefers a camera that looks like a camera is supposed to, and wasn't going to risk falling at the first hurdle by producing something too radical.

On the inside of course it is indeed radically different to every SLR on the market; the mirror and pentaprism/pentamirror viewfinder is gone, replaced by a live view-only system using either the newly-developed high resolution electronic viewfinder or the large articulated rear screen (which, interestingly, has a 3:2 aspect ratio - not the 4:3 ratio of the sensor).

Panasonic's stated reasons for introducing Micro Four Thirds are simple; to produce smaller cameras that act more like compact DSCs whilst offering the quality and versatility of a DLSR - and in doing so to convert some of the millions of compact camera buyers who - according to research - are put off digital SLRs by the bulk, complexity and lack of user-friendliness. And our initial tests would suggest that they have solved at least one of the technological problems mentioned earlier (the contrast-detect autofocus is easily as fast as any other entry-level DSLR). The viewfinder on the sample we've been playing with is also very impressive, and we're told that the final version will be even better (even at this early stage it compares very favorably with a standard Four Thirds optical finder).

The Micro Four Thirds standard - and the Panasonic G1 - represents the first complete break with legacy SLR technology going back well over half a century, and as such represents an important moment in digital photography's short history. It would be fair to describe it as the first truly 'all digital' interchangeable lens camera, and I think it would also be fair to say it finally delivers on the promise made for the Four Thirds system when it was first introduced back in 2002 (to quote from the original press release 'The major benefit of Four Thirds System is that it will allow the design of dedicated, high-performance digital camera lens systems that are more compact than their 35 mm film SLR camera lens counterparts').

It's worth remembering that this 'mini SLR' thing has been tried before; in the mid to late 1990's Canon, Nikon and Minolta all launched compact SLR systems based around the new APS film format, and all failed to make any impact at all. Of course a lot of that was down to timing (digital was already starting to reshape the entire landscape of the photo industry), but crucially these systems also offered little beyond a size reduction (and a far more limited choice of films) to differentiate them from their 35mm counterparts.

Where the G1 - and Micro Four Thirds - has the edge is that there has never been a wider gap between the image quality offered by compact cameras and SLRs. By offering a camera that works and handles like a compact (Panasonic FZ users will feel right at home) but produces output a lot more like an SLR, Micro Four Thirds has carved out a potentially lucrative niche for itself in a market crying out for innovation. It may seem like a relatively low-key product to herald a minor revolution in the digital SLR market, but have no doubt, the G1 is one of the most exciting products we've had under this roof for quite some years.

We'll be reviewing the G1 as soon as we have a production quality copy in our hands


Thursday, September 11, 2008

Canon BU-50H HD Camera Mount

BU-50H, your ultimate HD camera mount for Sleek Video surveillance

Canon just release the “coolest” ever camera mount for those searching for the best ever camera surveillance (in HD) possible letting them save “sexy” moment on tape like on the girl changing room. 
Seriously, the BU-50H, is indeed a camera mount system for Compact HD Camera from Canon, in order to be able to remotely control them from a Studio... 
This kind of system is of course used by TVs in order to shoot street view or nice landscape...


Wednesday, September 10, 2008

New 58" & 65" Plasma TVs from Panasonic

New 58" & 65" Plasma TVs from Panasonic

Panasonic added a new PDP to their PZ850 lineup. Available in 58’’ or 65’’, it features the VIERA CAST technology that allows access to different services like Google’s Picasa website and Youtube.

As for specs, it provides a contrast ratio of 30,000:1, a dynamic contrast ratio of 1,000,000:1, and features 24p native reproduction, SD card slot, game mode, RS-232C connection, and four HDMI connections.

The 58" should cost 2750€, while the 65" should cost around 4800€.


Tuesday, September 9, 2008

World's Smallest 4K2K Ultra HD Projector

JVC Rolls Out the World's Smallest 4K2K Ultra HD Projector

JVC introduced the world's smallest 4K2K ultra high definition 10Mpix projector, the DLA-SH4K. With JVC's new 1.27" 10Mpix D-ILA Technology, the SH4K projects images in 4096 x 2400 resolution. It comes with a multi-screen display mode that allow for viewing up to four Full HD screens at once.

This new projector provides a brightness of 3500 ANSI Lumens, and features four inputs DVI-D (Dual-Link), RS-232C/USB/Ethernet connections.

Denver, CO (September 3, 2008 ) – JVC unveils the world's smallest 4K2K ultra high definition projector, the DLA-SH4K. Based on the company's new proprietary 1.27-inch 10 megapixel D-ILA devices, the DLA-SH4K projects images at greater than 4 times the resolution and clarity of the industry's latest full high definition projectors. The higher resolution will bring a new level of reality to aircraft simulators, medical analysis, 3D display, command and control, museums, theme parks, and ultra high-end home theaters.

The DLA-SH4K will be unveiled at CEDIA September 3 – 6, 2008 and will be on display throughout the show in the JVC Theater located at The Denver Center for the Performing Arts next to the Denver convention center.

The projector's chassis achieves a remarkable 65% reduction in size compared with conventional projectors in its class. This was achieved in part by using JVC's latest 1.27-inch Direct Drive Image Light Amplifier (D-ILA) devices and a new optical system. D-ILA is a proprietary form of Liquid Crystal on Silicone (LCOS), a reflective technology that offers far greater pixel density than competing devices.

The D-ILA devices used in the DLA-SH4K provide a native 4096 x 2400 resolution—multi-screen display modes that allow users to view up to four Full HD screens at a time. A new optical design featuring an 825 Watt Xenon lamp generates a light output of 3500 ANSI Lumens and features adjustable lamp power that ranges from 825 to 660 watts.

Two DLA-SH4Ks can be stacked for increased light output. In addition, the projector can be inclined up to a ± 90-degree tilt angle and has a horizontal lens shift of ±25% and vertical shift of ±50%, which enables flexible installation.

The DLA-SH4K includes DVI-D (dual-link) x 4 input terminals that accept a wide variety of input resolutions. In addition to the RS-232C and USB connections, an Ethernet interface makes adjustment and installation from web browsers on PCs possible. Furthermore, networking allows multiple projectors to be operated with a single PC and an email function also enables the sending out of error messages and lamp replacement reminders.

JVC will offer two lenses for the projector, the GL-MS4015SZG 1.22x zoom lens for screens up to 300 inches, and the GL-MS4011SG short throw lens for screens up to 250 inches. The DLA-SH4K is available immediately. For more information and photos on the DLA- SH4K D-ILA projector, please visit JVC’s Web site at

JVC Professional Products Company, located in Wayne, New Jersey, is a leading manufacturer of home theater products and security products in addition to a complete line of broadcast and professional video systems. For more information about this, or any other JVC Professional Products product, contact Candace Vadnais at PFS Marketwyse 973-812-8883, ext. 430 or visit JVC’s Web site at

Monday, September 8, 2008

Pioneer Unveils New Sets of Speakers: The 8 Series

Pioneer Unveils New Sets of Speakers: The 8 Series

Pioneer Japan released new sets of speakers, the Series 8, which will be available at the end of October with prices from 650€ to 1300€.

The S-81C is a 3 way central speaker that comes with 2 x 13cm cone woofers, 13cm coaxial cone type unit, and 2.5cm tweeter. It provides a frequency range of 40Hz-50kHz, a sensitivity of 85.5dB (2.83V/1m), a crossover frequency of 370Hz, 3kHz, and an impedance of 6Ω.

The S-81B-LR features a 13cm cone woofer and 2.5cm tweeter. These bookshelf speakers provide a frequency range of 40Hz-50kHz, a sensitivity of 84.5dB (2.83V/1m), a crossover frequency of 2kHz, and an impedance of 6Ω.

Pioneer also introduced floorstanding speakers, the S-81 : 2 x 13cm cone woofers, a 13cm coaxial cone-type unit, 2.5cm tweeter. They provide a frequency range of 30Hz-100kHz, a sensitivity of 85.5dB (2.83V/1m), a crossover frequency of 370Hz, 3kHz, and an impedance of 6Ω.


Sunday, September 7, 2008

Sunday Stories: Wald Dressed-up the GT-R, Stunning!

Wald Dressed-up the GT-R, Stunning!

Our good friends over at WALD International in Osaka, who we spent some time together with last week for a photo shooting session, just sent over these stunning pictures of their GT-R... Three words... WE LOVE IT!

Underlined with 22" rims, this GT-R really has some character!

We hope to get you some more pictures soon.


Sunday Stories: All-New Honda Insight Concept

All-New Honda Insight Concept

Honda announced that it will display the concept model of its all-new Insight dedicated hybrid vehicle at the 2008 Paris Motor Show. Honda is introducing the advanced Insight to meet the needs of customers in a new era of widespread demand for hybrid vehicles.

The name Insight was chosen to denote Honda's "insight" into a new era in which hybrid vehicles come within reach of most car buyers.

A five-door, five-passenger compact hatchback, the new Insight will feature an innovative new platform in which the battery and control unit are located beneath the cargo space for exceptional utility and a light, pleasing driving feel. The new Insight features Honda's innovative, highly efficient compact hybrid powerplant, in which a gasoline engine serves as the main power source and the electric motor assists when extra power is needed, such as during passing or start-up and acceleration.

The new Insight also features a new driving support function that helps drivers make the most of its exceptional fuel economy to achieve more efficient, environmentally responsible driving.

Thanks to reductions in the weight and size of the Insight's key components, Honda has also achieved significant cost reductions.

Honda plans to introduce the production version of the all-new Insight to the markets in Japan, Europe and North America in spring 2009 and projects annual global sales of 200,000 units.

At the Paris Motor Show, Honda will also display the FCX Clarity, its fuel cell automobile that offers the ultimate in clean performance, producing absolutely no CO2 emissions in operation; and a design study model of the CR-Z lightweight sports hybrid vehicle, scheduled to be released in the near future.


Sunday Stories: Mazda Kiyora Concept & Mazda MX-5

Mazda Kiyora Concept & Mazda MX-5

Mazda Kiyora Concept to Make its
Global Debut at the 2008 Paris Motor Show

•Mazda MX-5 facelift
•Mazda6 with an all-new MZR-CD 2.2 turbo diesel engine
•Mazda2 with MZ-CD 1.6 turbo diesel engine

Hiroshima, Japan, September 4th, 2008. Mazda Kiyora, a lightweight, next generation, urban compact concept car, will be revealed at the 2008 Paris International Motor Show held from Thursday, October 2nd through Sunday, October 19th, 2008.

Mazda Kiyora (meaning ‘clean and pure’ in Japanese) represents the harmony between driving pleasure and environmental and safety features aspired to in Mazda’s long-term technology development vision, “Sustainable Zoom-Zoom.”

The Kiyora concept helped designers to imagine a city car cutting cleanly through an urban landscape, with water as the design theme. Equipped with Mazda’s next generation 4 cylinder direct injection engine and featuring the company’s unique Smart Idle Stop System, the car achieves excellent fuel economy and low CO2 emissions. The improved aerodynamic performance of Nagare design also contributes. This new Mazda concept car is based on an all-new platform designed to maximize weight reduction and a high level of safety, in pursuit of enhanced driving pleasure. It also features an interior design and new functions that support a youthful lifestyle.

Joining the Mazda Kiyora concept car on Mazda’s stand at the Paris show, the Mazda MX-5 facelift will make its world debut, together with the Mazda6 equipped with Mazda’s newly developed MZR-CD 2.2-liter turbo diesel engine, and the Mazda2 powered by a MZ-CD 1.6-liter diesel.