Mazda Shinari
DesignerIkuo Maeda
Body and chassis
ClassConcept sports sedan Mid-size car (D)
Body style4-door 4-seat sedan
LayoutFront-engine, front-wheel-drive
RelatedMazda6 (GJ)
Transmission6-speed Skyactiv-Drive automatic
SuccessorMazda Takeri

The Mazda Shinari is a concept car produced by the Japanese car manufacturer Mazda, presented at the LA Auto Show in 2010.[1]

It comes in the form of a four-door coupé and its name which indicates the momentum or the start of the movement for a person or an animal,[2] thus its slender design, resulting from a collaboration between Japanese, American and European offices is signed by Yong Wook Cho, it was the first concept car to adopt the "Kodo" style[3] "the soul of the movement" from Mazda.[4]

Rear view

The presence of many elements of standard cars such as seat belts or the position of left hand drive led to speculation about the marketing of a model standard for America and Europe such as a new Mazda6.[4]


  1. ^ "Mazda Shinari concept Salon Los Angeles". (in French). Retrieved 2019-05-07.
  2. ^ "Mazda Shinari Concept". Inside Mazda. Archived from the original on 2021-10-08. Retrieved 2019-05-07.
  3. ^ "Mazda dévoilera la toute nouvelle Mazda5 et le concept Shinari au salon de Los Angeles | industry | Auto123". (in French). 2010-11-04. Retrieved 2019-05-07.
  4. ^ a b Didier, Ric (September 17, 2010). "Mazda Shinari évolution de l'espèce" [Mazda Shinari: Evolution of the species]. L'argus (in French). Photos: Georges Couseau, Thomas Antoine. Archived from the original on 2021-10-07.