With an overall length 10cm shorter than the Mazda Demio, Mazda Kiyora represents a further evolution of the company's design DNA, combining a signature five-point grille with 3-dimensional elements over the entire body. Its silhouette features character lines that are sleek and smooth, moving upwards and rearwards to fuse into the rear spoiler. Combined with 18-inch alloy wheels and extremely short overhangs, the result is a truly sporty look in a small package. The transparent roof is equipped with solar panels which provide electricity for the car's interior systems.
The compact body and low overall height keep the area of the front cross-section to a minimum. In addition, detailed aerodynamic studies of the body surface shape, use of devices to control underfloor airflow and a rear roof spoiler combine to create exceptional aerodynamics.
The exterior is blue-green with transparent plastic doors chosen to express the purity of water. Inside are forms that give the impression of flowing sea grass - for example, the wavy side member of the body shell. The overall color scheme gives the impression of looking into water when viewed through the doors from outside the car.
The interior seen through the skeletal body shell reflects the water theme with wavy, flowing forms. The instrument panel and door trim have a soft coating and use light metal to enhance this impression.