Sep 10, 2007

Mazda Ryuga

What a car? This is Mazda Ryuga. This concept car was introduced by Mazda at the 2007 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Michigan. The name Ryuga (pronounced "ree-yoo-ga") is a Japanese word meaning "gracious flow".

The Ryuga accommodates four passengers in typical 2+2 seating, with front bucket seats and a lounge-like rear passenger area. A "floating" center cluster with elongated pods includes a multi-function touch panel for controls and displays. A set of charge-coupled device (CCD) cameras are installed for monitoring the rearward view and blind-spot. The steering wheel is an open top style, which utilizes steer-by-wire technology. Wiki

Ryuga’s side surfaces were inspired by karesansui (Japanese dry gardens). The carefully raked pebbles in these garden s represent peaceful ripples caused by a breeze over a pool of water. The karesansui’s man-made image of natural flow is represented in the Ryuga’s surface texture to express simplicity and refinement. Ford


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