Mazda Takeri conceptFebruary 16, 2012
The Mazda Takeri concept car will be unveiled for the first time in Europe at next month’s Geneva International Motor Show.
The Mazda Takeri is a next-generation mid-sized saloon featuring Mazda’s new i-ELOOP regenerative braking technology.
The Takeri is the latest concept to adopt Mazda’s ‘KODO – Soul of Motion’ design theme. We think the concept looks great, and we hope the design isn’t watered down for the production version.
The Mazda Takeri offers a taste of the future direction of Mazda’s next-generation CD-segment saloon, further developing the vision of the Mazda Shinari, a four-door sports coupe concept showcased at Geneva last year.
The Takeri features Mazda’s efficient new SKYACTIV-D diesel engine with a fuel-saving ‘i-stop’ system and six-speed SKYACTIV-Drive automatic transmission.
The Takeri aims for the ultimate in energy efficiency without compromising on Mazda’s fun-to-drive performance and handling. It’s the first Mazda car to be equipped with i-ELOOP – short for “Intelligent Energy Loop”. This is Mazda’s first regenerative braking system and uses a unique solution that converts kinetic energy to electricity during deceleration and stores it in an electric double-layer capacitor. The power is used to run the vehicle’s electric components, thereby reducing the load on the engine and increasing fuel economy by up to 10 percent. This contributes to the Mazda Takeri’s excellent fuel economy, which is achieved at no sacrifice to performance or comfort.