Keep in mind that this image is just a speculation (pretty much a photoshopped Mazda2). We should see the real deal next month, but the design language of all the new Mazdas is similar.I think it's interesting the directions auto makers are taking with addressing this category of vehicle. It seems like method 1 is to make a larger vehicle smaller (examples: Mazda CX-3, Buick Encore) vs. method 2 of making a small vehicle larger (like the HR-V). To me it seems like using method 1 produces a more "cute" vehicle, like a baby version of whatever it's being based off of, while method 2 produces a more "beefy" version of the smaller vehicle. Personally, I prefer method 2, thus my interest in the HR-V.
Yup, the rendering here is already a great example of that.I can see Mazda's design language working really well for a vehicle of this type and size. They could have a real winner on their hands here. I'll definitely look into it as an option once it comes out.