2007 Mazda Ryuga


The Mazda Ryuga is the second step in the evolution of a new Mazda designs based on the basic theme of "Nagare" (Japanese: river or flowing). The former under Mazda's design director Laurens van den Acker resulting study highlights the already established with the Mazda Nagare design language to a level closer series.

His aggressive wedge shape gives the Mazda Ryuga already in the state of an exceptionally dynamic presence. Smooth surfaces, narrow at the front, larger at the rear of the vehicle, stretch across the far corners of the ger├╝ckten 21-inch wheels.

The design is both simple and complex - and so typically Japanese, are dominant simple, clean lines, complemented by subtle textured detail. Thus, for example, the left and right spokes shaped differently and slightly twisted - and thus reinforce the impression still strong movement.

The interior combines a driver-oriented cockpit with a lounge-like rear compartment. The "floating" center console and a multi-functional control panel with touch-screen display allow optimum interaction between man and machine. Extended console give the cockpit added depth. Designed in the style of an aircraft control stick open top steering wheel enhances visibility on the dashboard and the road. Thanks to a flex-fuel drive, the Mazda Ryuga presented as sporty as it is environmentally friendly: Its 2.5-liter petrol engine from the MZR-series can be used with both gasoline and bio-ethanol. An automatic 6-speed gearbox transmits the engine power to the front wheels.

Yasushi Namakuta responsible for the third generation Mazda MX-5 refers to the Japanese rock or dry garden as a model for the morphogenesis of the Mazda Ryuga: act "The carefully raked pebbles of Zen gardens like the fine wrinkles, a gentle breeze on the water surface generated. " In choosing the exterior color contrast could inspire the designers of flowing lava: Depending on the light reflecting surfaces yellow, red or blue shades.
The running of the sports coupe designed cab is back with a stressed out tray. Small boom at the front end of the silver-colored roof bars next to the harbor side indicators micro-cameras that send their images to a central monitor on the dashboard. In turn, the study without any conventional exterior rearview mirror.
Although the Mazda Ryuga is just 4.280 mm long, it offers due to the long wheelbase of 2,800 mm, enough room for four people. Wide open and oversized doors provide easy access.


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