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Mazda shows how next Mazda6 will look

It may be a concept, but expect few changes...

The Tokyo Motor Show next month will be the stage where Mazda will show their latest concept car - the Takeri.

The Takeri concept shows off Mazda's new design language, KODO - Soul of Motion, to bring a new level of strength and allure to mid-size saloon styling (according to their Press Release). What we know is that we see a very good looking saloon car, with tight surfacing and a very powerful and sporting stance. This cpncept is basically what we will get as the next Mazda6 - the company's Mondeo/Vectra rival. 

Hopefully it can take as much of the styling of the concept into production because if they do - it will be a surefire sales success. The next Mazda 6, due on sale in around 18 months time, will benefit from the full array of the Japanese firm’s radical ‘Sky Activ Technology’. This includes new highly efficient petrol and diesel engines, compact, lightweight automatic and manual transmissions, new suspension systems and a new modular steel platform.

The concept is powered by the new Sky Activ-D 173bhp, 310lb ft 2.2-litre turbodiesel engine. Its lightweight, low friction design, together with the lowest compression ratio of any production diesel engine and clever new stop-start and regenerative braking systems, results in CO2 emissions of just 104g/km and “excellent” fuel economy. This engine is mated to a new torque convertor automatic gearbox, which offers economy similar to that of a manual. This will definitely make it into the production car.

We look forward to seeing the production Mazda6, but we just really hope that it retains the looks of this concept!

Images courtesy of Mazda

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About Tim Oldland

Contributing Editor - Long time petrolhead, automotive design engineer and journalist. Also Social Media Manager for the ecurie25 Group - Tim has worked in the automotive sector for many years, but has been a fan of anything with 2 or 4... read more