Mazda Takeri Concept will debut at Tokyo Auto Show

By Editors on October 26, 2011 1:05 PM

Offering an early look at what we can expect in the next-generation Mazda6, the Mazda Takeri Concept is set to make its public debut at the upcoming Tokyo Motor Show next month. In addition to embodying the automaker's latest" KODO-Soul of Motion" design language, this striking four-door sedan incorporates the full range of Mazda's new SKYACTIV engineering technologies that match light weight design with superior operating efficiency.

Motivation for the Takeri Concept comes from Mazda's new SKY-D 2.2-liter four-cylinder turbodiesel engine, which will send its 170 horsepower and 301 lb-ft of torque to the front wheels via the SKY-Drive six-speed automatic transmission. Mazda also plans to use this sleek one-off sedan to introduce its first-ever regenerative braking system, which reduces fuel consumption by converting kinetic energy captured under deceleration into electricity that gets stored in capacitors and subsequently released to help power the vehicle's ancillary electrical systems.

Clean, simple and contemporary, the passenger compartment of the Mazda Takeri Concept has individual seats for four. Its driver-focused design layout features a mix of analog and digital instrumentation complemented by a flat-bottom multifunction steering wheel and a multimedia rotary controller in the center console. While the Takeri Concept will be the main attraction on Mazda's show stand, the automaker also indicated that it plans to present several other new innovative technologies in Tokyo.