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Mazda just released an outline of its plans for he Detroit show next month, and confirmed it was indeed unveiling a concept sport coupe, in addition to launching its new CX-7 crossover. Word of the coupe's existence was leaked last month by a tipster to AutoSpies who had attended a focus group to gauge the market viability of a small, low-priced Mazda that was a "cross between the RX-8 and Aston Martin DB9." The conceptual result is likely the Kabura, a rear-drive prototype designed at Mazda's California center, reflecting that team's global influences — kabura-ya meaning "the first arrow into battle in Japanese. Does that mean a battle of new, low priced sport coupes is on the horizon, Mazda san?

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