Ostensibly a concept, Mazda’s Takeri is all the more exciting because, show touches aside, it is a clear pointer to the next Mazda 6. Only the door mirrors, wheels and door handles will change, in fact.
The Takeri showcases Mazda’s latest ‘Kodo’ design language (‘Soul of Motion’). It will give the next 6 much more dramatic looks, with a lot of body surfacing, a coupé-like roofline, and a particularly sharp front end, with a distinctive grille.
The concept uses Mazda’s latest 2.2-litre diesel engine; the firm claims the car emits just 104g/km of CO2, a sign that the next-gen 6 could well be at the sharp end of its class on fuel efficiency and emissions.
With the impressive CX-5 on the way, fuel-saving Skyactiv technology being introduced, and the potential for the next 6 to look this good, Mazda has a definite buzz about it at the moment. All it needs to do now is get a move on with the next MX-5.