While it's already been shown
at three other auto shows around the world, the Mazda Takeri Concept finally
made its North American debut at the 2012 New York Auto Show. Looking as
stunning as ever, the four-door concept features Mazda's new KODO "Soul Of
Motion" design language, and previews the next-generation Mazda6 mid-size
Up front the Takeri sports the
new corporate face of Mazda, with a five-point grille and bladed front end
design. Flared front fenders and large 20-inch alloy wheels give the Takeri an
aggressive stance and lean proportions. In the rear, the trunk lid runs into
the taillights--a design cue intended to give the Takeri more visual width.
The interior of the Takeri Concept
features sculpted white seats and metallic accents. A three-spoke steering
wheel, aluminum pedals, and paddle shifters all hint at Mazda's sporting
intentions with the car.
Under the hood the Takeri
Concept features a SKYACTIV-D 2.2-liter turbo clean diesel engine which is
connected to a lightweight six-speed automatic transmission. Mazda's i-stop
start-stop system and i-eloop capacitor-based brake regeneration system both
help increase fuel economy.