GO
GoAutoLogo
MENU

Make / Model Search

Future models - Mazda - Kabura

First look: Mazda evolves the affordable coupe

Battle dress: Mazda's Kabura concept proves that Japan is still in love with the coupe.

Sitting between the MX-5 and RX-8, the Kabura concept also includes rear-wheel drive

Mazda logo13 Jan 2006

THE CX-7 was the production car for Australians to take most interest in at the Mazda stand, while the Kabura was the concept car to marvel at.

A compact rear-drive coupe, the Californian-designed Kabura gets its name from the Japanese term "Kabura-ya" – translated as the "first arrow into battle".

Interestingly, the Kabura has a 3+1 (rather than 2+2) seating configuration.

It has a standard driver’s door but the right-hand side of the car features two seats in tandem and a smaller extra door for the rear passenger. At the touch of a button this slides into the car’s body cavity to allow access to the rear seat.

22 center imageIn size it fits between the MX-5 and RX-8 with a wheelbase of 2550mm, length of 4050mm, 1280mm height and width of 1780mm.

Power is provided via a 2.0-litre four-cylinder engine driving the rear wheels. Could the Kabura form the basis for a new RX-7?

Click to share

Click below to follow us on
Facebook  Twitter  Instagram

Mazda models

Catch up on all of the latest industry news with this week's edition of GoAutoNews
Click here