Mazda TAKERI concept making European
premiere at the Geneva Motor Show 2012
Leverkusen - Mazda Motor Corporation
will unveil for the first time its Mazda TAKERI concept, a
next-generation mid-sized sedan featuring Mazda’s unique i-ELOOP
regenerative braking technology, at the 2012 Geneva International Motor
Show. It will be joined on-stage by the Mazda CX-5, a new compact
crossover SUV equipped with the full range of Mazda’s breakthrough
SKYACTIV TECHNOLOGY , the MX-5 Special Edition Spring 2012, designed
exclusively for the European market, and an array of new technologies
and production models.
The newest adaptation of Mazda’s new “KODO
– Soul of Motion” design theme, the TAKERI concept brings a new level of
strength and allure to sedan styling. The TAKERI offers a taste of the
future direction of Mazda’s next-generation CD sedan, having inherited
the vision of the Mazda SHINARI, an exciting four-door sports coupe
concept showcased last year in Geneva.
Under this captivating exterior, the
TAKERI features Mazda’s highly-efficient new SKYACTIV-D diesel engine
with i-stop idle-stop system and six-speed SKYACTIV-Drive automatic
The TAKERI aims for the ultimate in energy
efficiency without compromising on Mazda’s characteristic Zoom-Zoom
performance. In fact, it’s the first car to be equipped with i-ELOOP.
Short for “Intelligent Energy Loop”, the company’s first regenerative
braking system uses a unique solution that converts kinetic energy to
electricity during deceleration and stores it in an electric double
layer capacitor. The power is used to run the vehicle’s electric
components, thereby reducing the engine load and increasing fuel economy
by up to 10%. This contributes to the Mazda TAKERI’s outstanding fuel
economy, which is achieved at no sacrifice to performance or comfort.