TAKERI inherits the four-door sports coupe vision of the Mazda SHINARI concept car, combining speed and excitement with sedan car styling. It is equipped with the new SKYACTIV-D clean diesel engine, Mazda’s i-stop idling stop system, and a unique regenerative braking system ‘i-ELOOP’ developed in pursuit of ultimate energy efficiency. Together, these technologies achieve astonishing improvements in fuel efficiency and driving performance. Mazda TAKERI’s design, driving pleasure and environmental performance make it the ideal new-generation medium-size sedan that will be at the core of the Mazda vehicle lineup.
Evolving from the Mazda SHINARI, Mazda TAKERI exhibits styling that reflects the full nature of a Mazda medium-size sedan, with striking balance and a masculine power; the name TAKERI is derived from a Japanese word meaning ‘male.’
In developing TAKERI, Mazda was seeking a breakthrough medium-size sedan design. The aim was to balance striking emotional appeal with unmistakably sedan-like styling, and to do it at a level never achieved before. The result is uniquely sporty sedan styling that embodies the quality and allure demanded in the medium-size category. Mazda TAKERI is fully equipped with the breakthrough SKYACTIV Technology introduced on the Mazda CX-5. Its engine is the SKYACTIV-D new-generation highly efficient clean diesel, which, in combination with the six-speed SKYACTIV-Drive automatic transmission and i-stop idling stop system, delivers refined performance that overturns the traditional unexciting diesel image, along with superior fuel efficiency.
The TAKERI concept also adopts Mazda’s regenerative braking system i-ELOOP that represents Step Two of Mazda’s Building Block Strategy, following i-stop. Through the combination of regenerative braking, the highly efficient SKYACTIV powertrain and architecture, and i-stop, TAKERI delivers astonishingly high levels of both driving pleasure and outstanding environmental performance. TAKERI is the embodiment of Mazda’s next-generation medium-size sedan vision, showing the flair of KODO design while simultaneously achieving the ultimate efficiency for a vehicle without hybrid technologies.