Mazda Takeri Concept
Mazda's latest concept debuts at Tokyo.
Web2Carz Contributing Writer
Published: October 25th, 2011
Mazda has announced that this year's Tokyo Motor Show will stage the Mazda Takeri Concept--Mazda's next generation mid-sized sedan concept vehicle. The Takeri will debut the innovations behind Mazda's multifaceted SKYACTIV Technology, including a clean-diesel engine and regenerative breaking for increased fuel economy.
|The Takeri will be a rolling showcase of Mazda's SKYACTIC technology, including their own SKYACTIV-D 2.2-liter clean-diesel. Features include up to 30 percent better fuel efficiency with low compression ratios of 14.0:1. The new clean-diesel achieves clean combustion without the use of expensive NOx aftertreatments by implementing a one-cycle ignition process.
The SKYACTIV-D will also have a new two-stage turbocharger that increases torque at both ends of RPM. Customers who have access to the SKYACTIV-D can expect 30 percent better fuel economy, better performance than similarly sized gasoline engines, and a lower price premium for diesel fuel. The SKYACTIV-D 2.2 will feature the redeveloped i-Stop--Mazda's unique idling stop system that allows the engine to start up smoother and more efficiently compared to current diesel technologies.
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Adding to the SKYACTIV platform, Mazda will also outfit the Takeri with their first Regenerative Braking system. The system converts kinetic energy absorbed by the brakes during deacceleration into electricity, and stores it in capacitors that then send the power to the vehicle's electric equipment. This significantly reduces the load on the engine by moving the responsibility of the vehicle's power to alternative systems.
Mazda's Takeri will showcase only two parts of their 3-step Building Block Strategy, including their diesel idle-stop technologies and regenerative braking system. Step Three of the Mazda's Strategy is electric drive technology in the form of hybrid and electric drive systems.
The Tokyo Motor Show will be held at the Tokyo International Exhibition Center, and run from December 3 through the 11, 2011. Mazda will hold its official press conference on Nov. 30 at 8:30 a.m. (JST). Official Tokyo Motor Show press days start November 29 and run through December 1.
Web2Carz will have more info on the Tokyo Auto Show in he coming weeks!
[sources: Mazda Takeri, Mazda SKYACTIV-D, Tokyo Motor Show]