Mazda has recently announced that the Takeri Concept will be officially presented to the European audience at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show. The concept made its world debut back in December 2011 at the 42nd edition of the Tokyo Motor Show. Together with the announcement, Mazda has also released a new batch of photos of the concept sedan in daylight settings, giving potential customers a perspective of the car on the road rather than under the spotlights in a motor show.
The Takeri Concept exploits Mazda’s new design language, KODO, Soul of Motion, and according to Mazda, it brings a new level of strength and allure to the model.
The Takeri concept is a showcase of Mazda’s new technologies too. It features the i-ELOOP, which stands for Intelligent Energy Loop regenerative braking system. Together with other innovations such as Mazda’s 2.2 liter SKYACTIV diesel engine and start/stop system, the Takeri concept can cover roughly 1,500km per tank.
The Takeri concept, which is a preview of the next-generation Mazda6, will be joined in Geneva by the new Mazda CX-5 compact crossover SUV and the MX-5 Spring 2012 Special Edition, which is reserved for the European market only.
The next-generation Mazda6 is rumored be offered in four body styles: sedan, hatchback, wagon and coupe. The first three variants are expected to go on sale in 2013, while the coupe will likely debut a year later.