KODO Design – the Soul of Motion

At Mazda, we simply cannot help but do things differently – it’s in our nature. And that’s exactly where we looked for inspiration with our stunning new KODO design. Our designers studied everything from the movement in animals in their natural habitat to the energetic moment an archer releases an arrow to create the tense, muscular yet flowing lines in the Mazda2, Mazda3, Mazda CX-3 and CX-5. Because we firmly believe that looking in unexpected places leads to truly unconventional design.

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Connect to the Mazda3

The Mazda3 will thrill you. Not just because of its good looks, but because of how it feels to drive. With its innovative SKYACTIV Technology, the Mazda3 will give you great performance, with the kind of efficiency you'd expect from a much smaller car. With its striking KODO Design, it will move you, even when it is standing still. Experience the Mazda3.

The origin of KODO design. Capturing motion from living forms in nature.

The origin of KODO design

Have a look at Mazda’s new signature and distinctive vitality. 

TAKERI Concept Car

TAKERI Concept Car

Building on the sleek beauty of our SHINARI and TAKERI concepts, which were the first to feature our KODO design theme, the all-new Mazda6 further symbolizes Mazda´s distinctive power, agility and resilience. Our latest design inspiration comes from living athletic forms in nature - our cars capture movement and express strength, speed and tension down to their last detail.

Stunningly evolved exterior design. Exciting forms that point out the power and agility.       


Diesel:  The world’s lowest compression ratio of 14:1 for mass produced engines plus a variable twin-turbo charger

The signature wing grill, prominent fenders and low-rear leaning cabin allude to the power lurking under the all-new Mazda6’s hood. LED headlamps highlight the car’s mature and self-confident stance. Four new body colours - Soul Red Metallic, Blue Reflex Mica, Meteor Grey Mica, Jet Black Mica - are made for greater contrast and for design that is more than skin deep.

TAKERI Concept Car

Sophisticated, harmonious interior design. Beautiful forms meet intuitive function.

Body Chassis

Body Chassis:  How to deliver refined, linear handling, world-class safety and efficient lightweight design

A brand new, driver focussed interior for the all-new Mazda6 provides asmany exciting details inside as there are outside and delivering a clean,  consistent look and layout for controls to make it more intuitive than ever. 

Combine that with a high-quality, polished aluminium look for door handles and gearshift and lightweight contoured seats and you’ll enjoy the comfort and refinement you’d expect from a four-door saloon.