When Mazda unveiled their new ’Kodo’ design language, it marked a changing of the guard as far as the company’s new design philosophy was concerned.

The first two examples of this new chapter in Mazda design came in the form of the Shinari and Minagi concepts. And now, a third model is expected to join the fold with its debut scheduled for the Tokyo Auto Show in November 2011.

The third Kodo-influenced concept is called the Takeri and it’s being touted as the eventual successor and next-generation model of the Mazda6. The Takeri Concept successfully follows in the steps of both the Shinari and Minagi concepts in that it carries the same "expression of motion that focuses on the strength, beauty and tension found in the instantaneous movement seen in animals" - or as how Mazda describes its new Kodo-Soul of Motion design language.

Full details surrounding the Takeri Concept have yet to be revealed, although it appears that it will carry Mazda’s new SKYACTIV technology that is geared towards producing a range of hybrid versions for the next-generation Mazda6. Other rumored elements of the Takeri Concept include a high tensile, lightweight steel chassis, regenerative brakes, and start-stop engine technology

More details of the Takeri Concept are expected to be revealed at the Tokyo Auto Show in a little over a month’s time. For now, enjoy the photos of the concept that Mazda has just released.

UPDATE 02/13/2012: Mazda has announced that the new Takeri Concept will be making its European debut at the Geneva Motor Show. With that, they’ve released a series of 40 new high res images. Enjoy!


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  (378) posted on 03.1.2012

This is also be presented at Geneva? Great, the long list is surely ready for the presentation and unveiling. I hope this Takeri will receive good and positive review from enthusiasts.

  (399) posted on 03.1.2012

The head lamps are looking fierce! Its shiny vivid red color really stands out. Another good product by Mazda.

  (600) posted on 02.22.2012

Wooo! I am already a fan of Mazda car models but I didn’t expect them to make this amazing model! The red paint fits with the shape and style of this car.

  (502) posted on 02.21.2012

The Takeri concept will show their images on 2012 Geneva Motor show! It’s incredible to look at. The concept was greatly shown.

  (321) posted on 02.20.2012

It was a great news that this Mazda Takeri was finally unveiling on the 2012 Geneva Motor Show. I thought it would remain as a concept. 

  (333) posted on 02.17.2012

It’s very stylish on the way it looks especially the unique side mirrors on it. It could be more suitable for couples or used for office purposes. This must embrace the true concept of Mazda.

  (224) posted on 02.16.2012

This concept is great. The front lip is perfect, it matches the emblem and headlights and I like the wide wind shield for better vision.

  (463) posted on 02.16.2012

What a glossy look! The front bumper is oozing on its aggressive look. This new concept of Mazda is already looking great on its sleek body paint.

  (777) posted on 02.1.2012

This would be the next generation mid-size sedan concept of Mazda. It is good that this includes the Skyactiv-D clean diesel engine and new six-speed automatic transmission.

  (858) posted on 02.1.2012

It’s very stylish and has an attitude. The exterior has been severe detailing, which causes attraction to every eye who views this magnificent car. 

  (1) posted on 11.16.2011

The mazda takeri’s regenerative braking is a good idea, why waste all that energy by turning it into heat and noise? Yeah it would be nice if they utilized it for the powertrain but powering the electronic’s is a nice way to get rid of that parasitic drain! Anyways, if you guys want to talk some more about the takeri, check out takericlub DOT com and a big THANKS to everyone that registers.

  (449) posted on 11.8.2011

This new concept of Mazda is already looking great on its sleek body paint and just like what I’ve expected on a Mazda car, this one never disappoints me. I only hope that this time they have already boosted the engine of it.

  (320) posted on 11.2.2011

I can say that, I fall in love with this concept of Mazda! Well, I must say that it is already looking great on its sleek body paint and they are right that it had a futuristic touch. I just only hope that they have already boosted the engine of this one.

  (256) posted on 10.28.2011

I just noticed that the interior of this one, is having a futuristic touch which adds more appeal on this concept. However, I hoped that this time they can surely boost the engine of it.

  (580) posted on 10.26.2011

Yeah! I’ve absolutely seen the expression that they were trying to portray for this one. The strength and the beauty were already very striking on this one and its sleek body paint, only adds more appeal on this Kodo.

  (577) posted on 10.25.2011

As what I’ve expected on a Mazda car, I can say that this new concept of them, really satisfied me a lot, but I hope that this time they can surely boost the engine of it. Anyway, I will absolutely wait for this.

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