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by Brett Davis

The Mazda Takeri concept will make its European debut at the upcoming Geneva motor show in March. The company has released some more images of the new concept, which previews the next-generation Mazda6.

Mazda is set to release the new Mazda6 in 2013. It is expected to borrow much of its design character from the Takeri concept, and will come in sedan, wagon and four-door coupe body styles, but not as a hatchback. It’s understood the designers will be able to express a similar style of sportiness with the sedan, making the hatch redundant.

Showcasing Mazda’s latest KODO design language, the Takeri concept steps away from the current ‘smiley face’ character. There’s plenty of slim chrome lines, a more sophisticated headlight and lower fascia layout, and a futuristic interior theme.

Power for the Takeri previews Mazda’s new SkyActiv technologies, including a new 2.2-litre SkyActiv-D diesel engine using stop-start and regenerative braking. Tied in with a lightweight body structure, the Takeri, and subsequently the new Mazda6, is expected to present excellent fuel economy figures.

Mazda will have the Takeri and the new CX-5 on display at the Geneva show, starting March 6.




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