Mazda unveiled today the Takeri Concept, a car that will bow at this year’s Tokyo Motor Show and that previews the upcoming Mazda6. Based on the ‘Kodo – Soul of Motion’ design language, the new Mazda Takeri was designed to express an intuitive sedan identity but also a supremely comfortable ride feel. The Takeri is powered by a fuel-efficient and powerful Skyactiv-D clean diesel engine, which promises to deliver vigorous performance and a comfortable ride desired in a sedan.
Moreover, we find new electric devices that will deliver an even better fuel consumption, such as Mazda's idling stop system, i-stop, and a new regenerative braking system. This regenerative braking system will convert the energy to electricity during deceleration and will store it in capacitors and then use it to power the car’s electric equipment.
Mazda Takeri builds on the styling of the Mazda Shinari but features a more stunning exterior that superbly indicates the cheetah-like potency of this CD segment machine as it roars on the road.
For instance, the concept’s overhanging front fender line that is sculpted over the wheels looks similar to a cheetah's shoulder using its front paws to grip the ground and change direction. Meanwhile, the rear fender line evokes the cheetah’s hip as the animal kicks off to run. Designers basically built on the images of a free-running cheetah to create an aggressive flowing potent machine with expressive front and rear shapes.
Moreover, the dynamic axis running the full length of the Takeri evokes an image of its spine, embodying a combination of masculine power and sense of speed. Of course, Mazda Takeri puts a particular focus on aerodynamic performance, employing all features and elements shared by all new-generation Mazda cars with Skyactiv Technology.
In addition, Mazda tuned the flow of air over the upper body of the Takeri as well as rectified the airflow with the underfloor design. The solid and sculpted front end of the new Mazda Takeri features the 'signature wings' typical of the new-generation Mazda. In an interesting manner, the car’s headlamps are set deep into these wings in sculpted mountings.
Its sides, meanwhile, reveal a cabin positioned further back to give the Mazda Takeri more dynamic proportions that convey a superior balance between stylish elegance and unmatched expression of power. Just the front end of the Takeri, the rear end is deeply sculpted, with the lines from the side and the shape of its trunk resulting to a great balance between the senses of speed and stability.
The new Mazda Takeri is finished in a newly developed red color that adds further depth and beauty to its exterior and helps highlight the subtle inflections and sculptured shapes of Mazda’s KODO design.