First revealed in Tokyo a few months ago, Mazda will give the Takeri concept its European debut at the Geneva Auto Show in March. With this announcement Mazda has released a new batch of photos showing the mid-sized sedan in broad daylight giving a greater sense of the vehicle's presence.
The Takeri concept, which is a preview of the next-generation Mazda6, will be joined in Geneva by the new Mazda CX-5 compact crossover SUV and the MX-5 Spring 2012 Special Edition which is reserved for the European market only.
One of the new technologies being showcased in the Takeri concept is i-ELOOP (Intelligent Energy Loop) regenerative braking system. Combined with Mazda's 2.2-liter SKYACTIV diesel engine connected to a six-speed automatic transmission and start/stop system, the Takeri concept can travel approximately 1,500 km (932 miles) between fill ups.
The next-generation Mazda6 will reportedly be offered in four body styles: sedan, hatchback, wagon and coupe. The first three variants are expected in 2013, while the coupe will likely debut a year later.
The Takeri concept debuts on March 6th in Geneva.