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Old 10-24-2017, 09:22 PM
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Jesus that’s sexy!! If they can bring 9/10 of that to production then they’ll continue their recent home run rollout.
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Jesus that’s sexy!! If they can bring 9/10 of that to production then they’ll continue their recent home run rollout.
I would not hold my breath. Case in point, the Takeri concept Vs. production Mazda 6.











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Old 10-24-2017, 10:20 PM
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I would not hold my breath. Case in point, the Takeri concept Vs. production Mazda 6.>
...that actually is a good example of how well that concept translated to production, not the opposite.
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...that actually is a good example of how well that concept translated to production, not the opposite.
This is a good example.







The 6 lost too much of the gorgeousness of the Takeri concept to the point that looks plain.
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Old 10-24-2017, 10:30 PM
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I think with the 6, had they spent more on just the headlight and tail light detailing, it wouldn't have been such an issue. they fixed a lot of the shortcomings on the facelift.
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I think with the 6, had they spent more on just the headlight and tail light detailing, it wouldn't have been such an issue. they fixed a lot of the shortcomings on the facelift.
Agreed. I wasn't saying it was a perfect translation, but the 6 was pretty close and has remained one of the most attractive in its class.
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This is a good example.







The 6 lost too much of the gorgeousness of the Takeri concept to the point that looks plain.
That's also a high-end luxury coupe, not a midsize family sedan, and one of the most seamless concept-to-production vehicles in recent memory. There are much much worse than the current 6. Subaru and BMW concepts to name a few.
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...that actually is a good example of how well that concept translated to production, not the opposite.
Actually, it's the opposite for me. It begs the question as to why the concept wasn't produced because nothing about it is even remotely too radical for production.
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Old 10-25-2017, 12:31 AM
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Sweet lord that is gorgeous. I'm sure the production car will be toned down but this seems to point to more balanced proportions than the (otherwise pretty) current 3 hatch.

While the Skyactiv X engine is technically interesting, I wonder if Mazda would consider the CX-9's turbo four for this...?

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Old 10-25-2017, 08:54 AM
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The concpet looks really good, I love the calm deisgn language and the nice proportions.

Thing is, as this is a very proportion relying design (much like the Takeri), that has few detailing things, and smaller aterarion of proportions (like smaller wheels, narrower tracks, airier glass house) will have a huge effect on the general appearance (again, as it did with Takeri to 6). The great thing Lexus managed with the LC is that they kept the concept car stance and proportions intact, which is possible because it is a sporty car. However, and regular sedan ofr hatchback has to be practical to a certain level, so usually any "sports car like" stance gets lost on the way. Detailing like some LED trickery can not save a design alone...
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