The Mazda Takeri concept is scheduled to debut the next month at the 2011 Tokyo Motor Show, yet it seems that the manufacturer can't help but give the public a sneak peak of what to expect. The latest concept employs the company's new Kodo design language, and it's a preview of the next-generation Mazda 6. According to Mazda Motor Corp., the Takeri aims to bring a new level of allure and strength to mid-size sedan styling.
The car will feature Mazda's first regenerative braking system. When the driver releases the braking foot, the system will transform the kinetic energy into electricity during deceleration, and store it in the capacitors. It will be then used to power the concept's equipment (audio system, air conditioning, lighting, etc.). This will decrease the engine load, and consequently, save fuel and lower the emissions. The Takeri will come with the company's new Skyactiv-D clean diesel engine, which is a 2.2L twin-turbo four-cylinder with a lowered compression ratio, mated to the new 6-speed automatic transmission, with i-stop engine-idling-stop system, and new chassis technologies that are to ensure comfortable ride and unparalleled performance.
The Takeri, together with the Shinari concept and Mazda CX-5, will be officially released at the 42nd Tokyo Motor show late November.