Tokyo:  Mazda TAKERI concept world premiere [photo gallery] image

Mazda Motor Corporation will highlight the global premiere of the Mazda TAKERI concept car, a next-generation midsized sedan, at the 42nd Tokyo Motor Show.

Also on stage, making its Japan debut will be the new CX-5 crossover SUV – equipped with the full array of Mazda’s SKYACTIV TECHNOLOGY – along with new technologies and production models.

The TAKERI concept exploits Mazda’s new design language, KODO – Soul of Motion, to bring a new level of strength and allure to sedan styling, the Japanese automaker said in statement.

Under this appealing exterior is benchmark SKYACTIV TECHNOLOGY like Mazda’s first regenerative braking system that converts kinetic energy to electricity during deceleration, stores it in capacitors and then uses it to power the vehicle’s electric equipment, thereby reducing load on the engine and saving fuel.

This – combined with the new SKYACTIV-D diesel engine, Mazda i-stop, new lightweight, aerodynamic and chassis technologies – enable the Mazda TAKERI to achieve excellent fuel economy with vigorous performance and a comfortable ride.

Technical Specifications

Body type Four-door saloon
Seating capacity 4
Overall length x width x height 4,850mm x 1,870mm x 1,430mm
Wheelbase 2,830mm
Engine SKYACTIV-D 2.2
Transmission SKYACTIV-Drive (six-speed automatic)
Drive Front-wheel drive
Major systems i-stop idling stop system
i-ELOOP regenerative braking system
Suspension Front: MacPherson struts
Rear: multi-links
Brakes Front: ventilated discs
Rear: ventilated discs
Steering system Electric power assisted steering
Tyres Bridgestone 245/40 R20
Wheels 9.5J x 20-inch

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