Mazda has released the first images of its Takeri concept which is widely regarded as the precursor to the new Mazda6.
The Takeri will be officially revealed at the upcoming 42nd Tokyo Motor Show in November. Much of the striking mid-size sedan’s styling should be carried over to the next-gen Mazda6 which is expected to go on sale in the first half of 2013,
Like all recent Mazda models, the sleek Takeri adopts the company’s new “KODO – Soul of Motion” design language.
The Takeri has a very attractive design, with many styling cues borrowed directly from the earlier Shinari sports sedan study. One of the key differences is the roof with the Takeri concept receiving a longer more practical coupe-like roof line. The face has also been softened with a new grille, bonnet and larger headlights.
Little is known about the Takeri’s powerplant but Mazda says it will use a Skyactive D diesel engine with stop/start technology and Mazda’s first kinetic energy recovery system.
When braking, the system captures energy that would otherwise be dissipated as heat, converts it to electricity, stores it in capacitors and uses it to power the car’s ancillary electric systems, further reducing engine consumption.
Expect to hear more about Mazda’s Takeri concept closer to the Tokyo Motor Show. Check out images in the gallery below.