KODO Design

What is KODO Design?


A muscular body with a strong backbone. An elegant demeanour that hints at the character beneath. An appearance that oozes charm and sophistication, ready to sweep you off your feet at a moment’s notice.

These are words that could provide a perfect summary of cars shaped by our KODO design theme. The new ‘KODO – Soul of Motion’ design theme takes the aesthetic purity and excitement of Mazda styling to the next level.

All-new Mazda6. Interview with the Chief Designer Tamatani-san

Mazda cars have been known for their driving pleasure as well as for their exceptional looks. Alluring, dynamic and powerful – Mazda’s new KODO design theme, inspired by the motion of animals, takes motion as its starting point and creates a sense of movement in the car, even when it is stationary. Discover our design philosophy in the film!

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The origin of KODO design. Capturing motion from living forms in nature.

Have a look at Mazda’s new signature and distinctive vitality.


TAKERI Concept Car


TAKERI Concept Car

Building on the sleek beauty of our SHINARI and TAKERI concepts, which were the first to feature our KODO design theme, the all-new Mazda6 further symbolizes Mazda´s distinctive power, agility and resilience. Our latest design inspiration comes from living athletic forms in nature - our cars capture movement and express strength, speed and tension down to their last detail.

Stunningly evolved exterior design. Exciting forms that point out the power and agility.


TAKERI Concept Car

The signature wing grill, prominent fenders and low-rear leaning cabin allude to the power lurking under the all-new Mazda6’s hood. LED headlamps highlight the car’s mature and self-confident stance. Four new body colours - Soul Red Metallic, Blue Reflex Mica, Meteor Grey Mica, Jet Black Mica - are made for greater contrast and for design that is more than skin deep.

Sophisticated, harmonious interior design. Beautiful forms meet intuitive function.

Discover a spacious, comfortable cabin full of outstanding functionality

A brand new, driver focussed interior for the all-new Mazda6 provides as
many exciting details inside as there are outside and delivering a clean, 
consistent look and layout for controls to make it more intuitive than ever.
Combine that with a high-quality, polished aluminium look for door handles
and gearshift and lightweight contoured seats and you’ll enjoy the comfort
and refinement you’d expect from a four-door saloon.

The all-new Mazda6 video Get in and get excited by a car that pushes the boundaries.

Discover the stunning elegance and beautiful strength of all-new Mazda6 in our  breathtaking video starring the all-new Mazda6 and exciting sounds by the world-renowned cellists Tina Guo and Rushad Eggleston.

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