Takeri - defining Mazda's future
Mazda has confirmed that it will showcase the global premiere of its Takeri concept car, a next-generation mid-sized saloon, at the 2011 Tokyo auto show in November
Also on stage and making its Japanese debut will be the new Mazda CX-5 crossover SUV – equipped with the full array of Mazda’s breakthrough Skyactiv engines. Other new technologies and a full line-up of production models will also be on show.
NEW DESIGN LANGUAGE
The automaker believes super-economical petrol and diesel engines are the future, not battery cars, and Skyactive is the backbone of this philosophy.
Mazda’s theme for the 2011 Tokyo show which will open on November 30 will be "Environmental Technology, Pushing the Boundaries of the Emotion of Motion" and the company says: "As long as there are people who love to drive, Mazda will continue to evolve 'the emotion of motion' in harmony with environmental and safety performance.”
The Takeri, the automaker says, exploits Mazda’s new design language (kodo – soul of motion) "to bring a new level of strength and allure to mid-size saloon styling".
The car's tech includes Mazda’s first regenerative braking system; it will convert kinetic energy into electricity during deceleration, stores it in capacitors, then use it to power the vehicle’s electrical equipment – reducing load on the engine and saving fuel.
LIGHT SHELL, HIGH TECH: Mazda's Takeri concept brings "a new level of strength and allure to mid-size motoring".
The car has a new Skyactiv-D diesel engine with a stop/go system, light body, aerodynamic and chassis and the regenerative braking to achieve "excellent fuel economy together with vigorous performance and a comfortable, quality ride".
The new Mazda CX-5 is the first production vehicle to have Mazda’s kodo design along with Skyactiv engines, transmission, body and chassis.
The automaker says the car's light weight, aerodynamic form, frugal but fun-to-drive diesel and petrol engines and fuel-saving transmissions deliver "predictable and responsive handling and a smooth ride matched to outstanding environmental and safety performance".
The Mazda CX-5 is scheduled for right-hand drive markets sometime in 2012.