SHANGHAI--Mazda design has gone through a lot of churn and burn in search of a look in recent years, but global design chief Ikuo Maeda pledges continuity under his watch.
Maeda, 51, says the Kodo design language, which will debut in the CX-5 crossover, will filter through the lineup in the coming years. Kodo is Japanese for "soul of motion."
Key elements include a toned-down grille with a stylized Mazda flying wing contour extending under the grille and over the headlamps. Maeda calls that styling cue the signature wing; it is meant to echo the wavy M in … Read more