Mazda Kabura
Introduction 2006 North American International Auto Show
Class Sports Car
Body Style 2-Door Coupe
Engine MZR 2.0 Liter DOHC 16-valve I-4
Power 158 HP (116.3 KW) @ 6700 RPM and 139 Ft-Lbs (188.5 NM) @ 5000 RPM
Designer Franz von Holzhausen

The Mazda Kabura concept car is a small, sporty coupe that incorporates Mazda's "Zoom-Zoom" philosophy. The Kabura name comes from a Japanese word that means first arrow into battle, and this name refers to Mazda's willingness to pursue new and interesting ideas.

The vehicle is rumored to be a possible forebear to a new MX-3 or RX-3, but as of 2007 Mazda has not announced a production version of the Kabura.


Unique AttributesEdit

  • The Kabura features a unique 3+1 seating arrangement, with a driver's seat on the left side and a jump seat behind the driver. On the passenger side, the front passenger seat is moved forward six inches to allow approximately equal legroom for the second passenger seat placed behind the first.
  • The back window is actually a two-piece hatch. The upper part of the hatch can be raised by electric motors and acts as a roof spoiler. It also has a solar cell that helps control temperature and recharges the battery. The lower, larger part of the glass hatch is side-hinged and provides access to the cargo compartment.
  • The overhead glass panels, which allow in light and make the vehicle feel more roomy, have adjustable tinting and the opacity can be changed from clear to opaque.
  • The right side has a small, extra door to aid ingress and egress of passengers. The door slides into the B-pillar with the touch of a button.


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Trucks: B-Series/Proceed/Truck · BT-50 · E-Series/Bongo · T-Series/Titan

Keicars: Spiano · AZ-Offroad · Scrum · Laputa · AZ-Wagon · Carol

Historic: Mazdago · R360 · Familia/323/Protegé · Luce/RX-4 · Sentia · Cosmo · RX-2/Capella · Savanna/RX-3 · Roadpacer · RX-5 · GLC · RX-7 · Demio/121 · MX-6/Mystère · Navajo · Millenia · Revue/121 · 626 · Cronos · Xedos 9 · 929 · MX-3 · REPU · Proceed · Persona · Luce · RX-8 · Tribute

Racing: 717C · 727C · 737C · 757 · 767 · 787 · MXR-01 · RX-792P

Concept: Ryuga · Nagare · Kabura · Senku · Kusabi · Ibuki · Hakaze · Cosmo 21 · Taiki · Motonari RX Concept · 2018 Mazda3 Concept · Furai Concept · Atenza MAZDASPEED Concept · Kazamai Concept · Kiyora City Car Concept · KAAN Concept · MX-5 Miata Superlight Concept · RX-500 Concept · Shinari Concept · MX-0 Concept · Mazda2 Evil Track Concept · Mazda2 Street Concept · MX-5 Super20 Concept · Mazda3 Redline Time Attack Concept · Mazda3 Turbo Sedan Concept · RX-8 Grand-Am GT Concept · MX-5 Cup Car Concept ·

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