The Mazda Ryuga is a concept car introduced by Mazda and partner Ford at the 2007 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Michigan. The car, along with the Mazda Nagare which was introduced at the Greater Los Angeles Auto Show, is an exploratory design study intended to illustrate future styling directions for future Mazda passenger vehicles. The Ryuga moniker (pronounced “ree-yoo-ga”) is Japanese for “gracious flow”.
The large 21″ wheels are placed at the far corners for a stable, balanced stance. The body features two gull-wing doors, and is significantly shorter and lower than the four-passenger Mazda RX-8 sports car.
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.
The Ryuga is powered with an E85 / gasoline flex fuel engine.
- Engine: MZR 2.5 L E85/gasoline Flex Fuel
- Transmission: 6 -speed automatic
- Drive: front-wheel drive
- Wheels: 21″
- Tires (Front/Rear) 245/35 R21 (93W) Toyo Proxes