2011 Tokyo Motor Show #7
Take the "Soul of Motion" design theme, add the SKYACTIV-D (for diesel) powertrain technology, sprinkle in the modern "four-door-coupe" configuration and you have the Mazda Takeri, a handsome sedan that derives all its Earth-friendliness without the use of a hybrid set-up. Instead it is powered by Mazda's clean-diesel technology that achieves compression ignition with the world's lowest compression ratio, which means weight of components can be reduced. It also features auto stop-start, rare for a diesel, and Mazda's i-ELOOP regenerative braking system for more efficiency. Meanwhile it has the looks of a luxury sedan.