Mazda will launch a new concept car called the Hakaze at the Geneva motor show next month.


The Hakaze is a four-seat coupe-style compact crossover SUV designed at the Japanese automaker’s European Design Centre and “aimed at people in their thirties and forties who lead active, adventurous lifestyles”.


The Hakaze is the third concept from a series created around Mazda’s so-called Nagare design language, joining the Nagare and Ryuga concepts launched earlier in this motor show season.


“Even when standing still, Hakaze seems to be effortlessly cutting through the air,” the Mazda press release gushed.


“Outside, the side body panels are textured to give the impression of sand dunes rippled by the wind and the body shape creates a muscular and taut look.”


The rear part of the roof “which gives it a feel similar to a roadster” and the seat layout is said to be unique, as the rear seats slide forward with their lower cushions under the front seats to produce a spacious luggage compartment.