Mazda will be showing its Takeri concept for the first time to the European public at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show.
The Takeri is quite an important car. Not only its face is a showcase of Mazda’s future design direction (KODO), the car itself is a preview of the new Mazda6. And since the new next Mazda3 will also be similar to this, and that’s Mazda’s best seller, we can conclude the Takeri matters a lot.
What’s more, this car features Mazda’s new and unique i-ELOOP regenerative braking technology. This is Mazda’s first regenerative braking system and uses a unique solution that converts kinetic energy to electricity during deceleration and stores it in an electric double-layer capacitor.
The Takeri will be joined by the new CX-5 crossover, which is a production showcase of the KODO design language, and Mazda’s latest technologies, including SKYACTIV and Mazda SCBS.
Mazda’s exhibits at the 2012 Geneva International Motor Show
|Reference exhibits||Mazda Takeri (European premiere)
Mazda MX-5 Special Edition Spring 2012 (Premiere)
|Technology exhibits||SKYACTIV-D clean diesel engine
SKYACTIV-G direct-injection petrol engine
SKYACTIV-Drive automatic transmission
SKYACTIV-MT manual transmission
i-ELOOP regenerative braking system
CX-5 ‘X-ray’ display
|Vehicles currently on sale||Mazda2, Mazda3, Mazda5, Mazda6, Mazda MX-5|