Mazda recently disappointed us with news that it is halting production of the RX-8 four-door coupé, but the Japanese manufacturer has just gone and cheered us up again with the first pictures of the Takeri saloon.
The stunning looking concept car will make its global debut at the upcoming Tokyo Motor Show alongside other products of the 'Kodo - Soul of Motion' design language: the Shinari concept and the production ready CX-5 crossover SUV - the first Kodo inspired vehicle to hit showrooms.
Like the CX-5 the Takeri saloon features Mazda's latest Skyactiv technology including the latest Skyactiv-D diesel engine, Mazda i-stop (stop-start to you and I) and the company's first regenerative braking system that converts wasted kinetic energy into electricity to power the vehicle's electrical equipment.
The 42nd Tokyo Motor Show will take place at the Tokyo International Exhibition Centre in December.
Paul Healy - 25 Oct 2011