Mazda has unveiled its new saloon, the Takeri. It’s a sveltely styled concept car that previews the next Mondeo-rivaling Mazda 6, and to our eyes looks a little like a shrunken Infiniti with extra creases and bolder lines. No bad thing, that. It’s said to exhibit ‘KODO’, Mazda’s new design language which makes its production debut on the new CX-5 crossover which was unveiled at the 2011 Frankfurt motor show. The production-spec Takeri will not only share styling cues with the CX-5, though; it will be brimming with Mazda’s Sky Activ technology, which comprises highly efficient petrol and diesel engines, new manual and automatic transmissions and lightweight chassis components. There’s also a regenerative brake system that recoups energy under braking to power the car’s electrical equipment. The Takeri concept gets a Sky Activ diesel engine, while the production version will feature a range of petrols and diesels with the technology. While no bhp or torque figures have yet been revealed, they’re all set to boast 14:1 compression ratios to combine lively performance with seriously impressive CO2 and mpg figures. The CX-5 launches next year, and we can expect to see an all-new Mazda 6 towards the end of 2012. The Takeri will be the star of Mazda’s stand at next month’s Tokyo motor show.
New Mazda sports saloon revealed
Mazda Takeri concept previews the next Mazda 6 and features clever Sky Activ technology
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