it represents a mid-sized sedan concept, the Mazda Takeri
(opposite pictures) gives a clear idea, a rather tempting one, of an
elegant new generation Mazda-6 to expect from next
latest expression of Mazda's new “KODO – Soul of
Motion” design theme, the Takeri concept purpose is
to indicate the future direction of
Mazda’s next-generation CD sedan, having inherited
from the previous
Mazda Shinari concept, the four-door
sports coupe concept seen last year in Geneva.
the skin, the Takeri features
Mazda’s new SKYACTIV-D diesel
engine with i-stop idle-stop system and six-speed
SKYACTIV-Drive automatic transmission.
Takeri is also the first Mazda vehicle to be equipped with i-ELOOP
Energy Loop), the company’s first regenerative
braking system which converts
kinetic energy to electricity (opposite picture) during deceleration and
stores it in an electric double layer capacitor.
Japanese auto maker says that this power is used to run the vehicle’s electric
components, reducing the engine load and
increasing fuel economy by up to 10%, without
sacrificing neither performance nor comfort (opposite
the other hand, the
new CX-5 is the first production model incorporating Mazda’s KODO design theme, and the first built with
the full SKYACTIV range of technologies for the engines,
transmissions, body and chassis.
the Takeri concept and the new CX-5 crossover (due in
the European markets this spring), Mazda’s
display at the 2012 Geneva International Motor Show
will showcase the SKYACTIV-D
clean diesel engine, SKYACTIV-G
direct-injection petrol engine, SKYACTIV-Drive
automatic transmission, SKYACTIV-MT
manual transmission, the i-ELOOP
regenerative braking system and the CX-5
“X-ray” display, in addition to Mazda's Mazda2,
Mazda3, Mazda5, Mazda6, Mazda MX-5 models...