These include, above all, the absence of ribbing on the sides, on which, however, the modelling of various panels creates interesting plays of light. The front end is also faithful to the brand’s family feeling, being dominated by a large grille that is “supported” by a chrome trim that stretches as far as the lights, while the bonnet seems almost suspended above the radiator grille. There is, however, one element that departs a little from the canons Mazda has, by now, familiarised us with, and that is the wide, black plastic strip that runs around the entire vehicle. This element expresses one of the two concepts that the designers wanted to emphasise with this model: “audacity”. This concept is contrasted with “streamlined”, which is represented by the elevated part of the vehicle, with its high waistline and low roof.