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European premiere for Mazda Takeri at Geneva

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Mazda will unveil its Takeri concept car for the first time in Europe at next month’s Geneva International Motor Show. Mazda Takeri is a next-generation mid-sized saloon featuring Mazda’s new i-ELOOP regenerative braking technology. It will be joined on-stage by the all-new Mazda CX-5 compact crossover SUV – equipped with the full range of Mazda’s breakthrough SKYACTIV technology – the MX-5 Special Edition Spring 2012 (on sale as the ‘Venture Edition’ in the UK) plus a production model line-up.

The Mazda Takeri offers a taste of the future direction of Mazda’s next-generation CD-segment saloon, further developing the vision of the Mazda Shinari, a four-door sports coupe concept showcased at Geneva last year. The Takeri features Mazda’s highly-efficient new SKYACTIV-D diesel engine with a fuel-saving ‘i-stop’ system and six-speed SKYACTIV-Drive automatic transmission.

It is the first Mazda car to be equipped with i-ELOOP – short for “Intelligent Energy Loop”. 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 power is used to run the vehicle’s electric components, thereby reducing the load on the engine and increasing fuel economy by up to 10 percent. T

The all-new Mazda CX-5 is the brand’s first production model incorporating the new ‘KODO – Soul of Motion’ design theme, and also the first built with the full range of SKYACTIV technology – engines, transmissions, body and chassis.

Mazda’s display at the 82nd Geneva International Motor Show will also showcase the company’s brand-new SKYACTIV technology as well as the full range of current models.

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