Tak­eri takes on Mazda6 man­tle

Yorkshire Post - Motoring - - FRONT PAGE - Fred­eric Manby

MAZDA gives us a good idea of what the next Mazda6 will be with this con­cept, called Tak­eri, hav­ing its Euro­pean de­but at the Geneva mo­tor show next month. The body de­sign is bold and force­ful at the front and in places el­e­gant with those flow­ing lines over the front wheels and into the slop­ing tail sec­tion. It is a long way from the cur­rent Mazda6, which, de­spite be­ing a good car, lacked the vis­ual im­age to hack it with the wave of strong con­tenders from Europe.

The new Mazda6, ex­pected next year, comes with strik­ing looks plus Mazda’s new econ­omy sys­tem called SKYAC­TIV which de­buts this spring on the CX-5 (see page 2). Briefly, it brings in­creased per­for­mance and econ­omy by us­ing ul­tra-high com­pres­sion ra­tios and lighter con­struc­tion.

The car seen here has the lat­est diesel en­gine with stop-start ig­ni­tion, a six speed au­to­matic gear­box, and in­tro­duces re­gen­er­a­tive brak­ing to Maz­das.

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