Are cars no longer elegant? Apparently not, says Ikuo Maeda, head of design for Mazda.

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Talking at the preview of the brand’s new Vision Coupe luxury grand tourer the night before Tokyo motor show, he said: “Not many cars these days can be described as elegant." He adding that “the state of cars is so complicated”, elegance can not be achieved.

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But elegance is exactly what Mazda has aimed for with its new Vision Coupe concept, a sporting grand tourer that, at least conceptually, could rival an Aston Martin in the looks department.