Posted on 02. Apr, 2012 by in Mazda Canada

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TAKER Concept

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Concept Car Features KODO Design, Full Suite of SKYACTIV®[1] Technologies

NEW YORK (April 2, 2012) – Mazda’s TAKERI Concept will make a North American entrance during this week’s 2012 New York International Auto Show, and is a brand’s initial judgment car to underline a SKYACTIV-D purify diesel engine as good as other insubordinate Mazda-developed, fuel-saving technologies such as i-stop, a stop-start system, and i-ELOOP, a regenerative braking system.  TAKERI is a third judgment car borne of a KODO (“Soul of Motion”) pattern denunciation and a second to underline a full apartment of SKYACTIV components. 

First introduced on a SHINARI Concept, KODO has constructed elegantly absolute judgment car designs that have grown into equally vast prolongation cars, such as final year’s MINAGI Concept, a compress crossover SUV that became a basement of a all-new, award-winning 2013 CX-5.  The pointy facilities of TAKERI also could positively make their approach into a destiny prolongation vehicle.

Designed to Deliver

The TAKERI Concept’s name is subsequent from a Japanese word definition “male,” suitably relating a vehicle’s manly manner.  Its KODO pattern elements are easy to brand and are singly Mazda, initial with a brand’s new family face in a pointy five-point grille and lean, chiseled front fascia to a conspicuous physique lines that quickly cut into TAKERI’s steel support to emanate katana-like strokes, evoking a gradual intensity.  Stressing aerodynamic opening into comely design, TAKERI’s sculptured figure carries by a vehicle’s four-door torso and into a clever back buffer hip lines and frozen case layout.  With a confidant metallic-red finish and 20-inch satin-chrome amalgamate wheels, TAKERI is a car with distinguished romantic appeal, secret and unequaled in a stream mid-size sedan segment.

Elegant morality begets TAKERI’s interior cabin.  The cockpit facilities a polished balancing act of functionality, oppulance and comfort.  Satin chrome is used selectively and purposefully via a striking, mostly-black instrument panel.  From control dials and doorway row facilities to a in-dash navigation complement support and three-spoke steering wheel, a lead glaze creates a clarity of abyss and quality, quite when struck by healthy light.  A SKYACTIV-Drive six-speed involuntary is complemented by racing-inspired paddle shifters and amalgamate pedals.  Plush ceramic white leather seats supplement a final square of cabin comfort and underline securing side bolsters that remind motorist and newcomer comparison of a Zoom-Zoom opening appurtenance that lies underneath a spoiling cosset of interior amenities.

The Continuing Evolution of SKYACTIV TECHNOLOGY

SKYACTIV TECHNOLOGY is Mazda’s powerful tenure for a far-reaching, insubordinate engineering truth that focuses on building affordable, fuel-efficient vehicles though sacrificing opening and a altogether fun of driving.  TAKERI is a second judgment car to be given with Mazda’s full apartment of SKYACTIV components – transmission, engine, physique and framework – though is a initial judgment to underline a SKYACTIV-D 2.2-liter purify diesel engine. 

At 14.0:1, SKYACTIV-D boasts a world’s lowest application ratio for a diesel engine.  Offering a high volume of torque as good as cleaner combustion, a SKYACTIV-D 2.2-liter is 10 percent lighter than a stream MZR-CD 2.2-liter diesel engine, reduces inner engine attrition by 20 percent and improves fuel economy by 20 percent.  This is achieved by regulating a new two-stage turbocharger, that delivers a well-spoken and solid response opposite a engine operation (up to 5,200 rpm), as good as optimizing a engine’s explosion timing.  The low application ratio also means a SKYACTIV-D diesel engine browns cleaner and discharges fewer nitrogen oxides to furnish probably no soot, so requiring no additional NOx aftertreaments, that is standard of required diesel engines. 

With a many difficult of emissions standards met, TAKERI’s concentration moves to surpassing fuel economy expectations.  Additional fuel-saving technologies come in a form of Mazda’s redeveloped “i-stop” waiting stop complement and first-ever “i-ELOOP” regenerative braking system.

i-stop was singly grown for a SKYACTIV-D diesel engine and achieves a world’s fastest diesel engine restart during reduction than 0.4 seconds.  Other diesel engine stop-start systems need dual engine cycles to restart combustion, however, i-stop was engineered to use usually a singular engine cycle by clever positioning of a pistons as a engine stops.  The accelerated restart equates to a smoother, hardly conspicuous pick-up as good as poignant alleviation in stop-and-go fuel economy. 

Another Mazda-engineered complement for increasing fuel potency is a all-new i-ELOOP, that is a world’s initial capacitor-based regenerative braking system.  In real-world pushing conditions that underline revisit acceleration and braking, i-ELOOP, a name subsequent from “Intelligent Energy Loop,” will urge fuel economy by adult to 10 percent.  A flourishing shred in fuel-saving technology, regenerative braking systems use an electric engine or alternator to beget electricity as a car decelerates, thereby recuperating a apportionment of a vehicle’s kinetic energy.  Such systems used in hybrid vehicles typically use a vast electric engine and a dedicated battery.

With i-ELOOP, however, by a use of a capacitor, that is an electrical member that temporarily stores vast volumes of electricity, a complement avoids a need for a dedicated electrical engine and battery.  Capacitors have a ability to assign and liberate fast and are resistant to decrease by enlarged use.  The i-ELOOP complement well translates a vehicle’s kinetic appetite into electricity as it decelerates and uses a electricity to energy a meridian control, audio complement and countless other electrical components.  i-ELOOP features a new 12-25V non-static voltage alternator, a low-resistance electric double-layer capacitor and a DC-to-DC converter.

The i-stop stop-start complement is now accessible in vehicles sole in Japan, Europe, Australia and New Zealand.  The i-ELOOP regenerative braking complement will be introduced into Mazda vehicles commencement in 2012.  Markets and models will be announced during a after date.

Mazda North American Operations is headquartered in Irvine, Calif., and oversees a sales, marketing, tools and patron use support of Mazda vehicles in a United States and Mexico by scarcely 700 dealers.  Operations in Mexico are rubbed by Mazda Motor de Mexico in Mexico City.  For some-more information on Mazda vehicles, revisit a online Mazda media core during  Product B-roll might be systematic online by visiting The News Market during

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[1] SKYACTIV is a purebred heading of Mazda Motor Corporation (MC).


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