How to make a (Mazda) concept car

9 November |  David Linklater, Stuff.co.nz
 
Mazda's current thing is styling. The Japanese maker never tires of talking about its Kodo design ethos, which it says is all about giving life to sheet metal. "Soul of motion" as the tagline goes.
 
Kodo is right across Mazda's current passenger-car and SUV ranges, and at this month's Tokyo Motor Show the company revealed the second iteration of that look with the Kai and Vision Coupe concept cars.
 
How do they come up with this stuff? During the Tokyo Show we got the chance to find out by taking a quick Bullet-Train-trip to Mazda's design headquarters in Hiroshima. Then things got a bit weird.
 

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