Mazda Hakaze
DesignerLaurens van den Acker
Peter Birtwhistle
Body and chassis
ClassCrossover SUV
Body style2-door coupe SUV
LayoutAll-wheel drive
RelatedMazda Nagare
Mazda Ryuga
Mazda Taiki
Mazda Furai
Engine2.3L MZR DISI turbo I4 (petrol)
Transmission6-speed automatic
(electronically controlled)
Wheelbase2,650 mm (104.3 in)
Length4,420 mm (174.0 in)
Width1,890 mm (74.4 in)
Height1,560 mm (61.4 in)
Rear view

The Mazda Hakaze (マツダ・葉風, Matsuda Hakaze) is a concept car that was revealed in early February 2007 by Japanese manufacturer Mazda.[1] Its major design elements come from a new design language developed by Mazda called Nagare, designed by Laurens van den Acker, which also designed other Mazda concepts, and most notably the Renault Clio and Renault Captur. [2] This element has been used on past Mazda concept cars such as: Mazda Nagare; Mazda Ryuga; Mazda Kabura.


It was designed to have the looks of a coupe, the functionality of a Crossover SUV or CUV, while having the driving capabilities of a roadster.


The car has no door handles, cameras in place of mirrors, lighting effects, scissor doors, and a partially removable roof.[3]


Inside it has four bucket seats, making somewhat of a 2+2 format. There is a wrap-around center console. Everything inside can be adjusted to the driver's specific needs; once they are set the settings are stored in a Bluetooth card that the driver keeps possession of. When the driver activates the car using the card, all his/her personal preferences are automatically adjusted.


  1. ^ "Mazda Hakaze Concept - First Drive - Motor Trend". MotorTrend. 2007-03-05. Retrieved 2022-06-22.
  2. ^ "Mazda Hakaze Concept: design story - Car Body Design". Retrieved 2022-06-22.
  3. ^ "Mazda Hakaze Concept - Car Body Design". Retrieved 2022-06-22.