March 29, 2012
IRVINE, Calif. – Mazda North American Operations (MNAO) today announced the Takeri Concept will make its North American debut at the upcoming New York International Auto Show. Takeri is the third concept vehicle to feature the brand’s Kodo (“Soul of Motion”) design theme and the second to fully embrace SkyActiv technology. Takeri is the first Mazda concept vehicle to feature a SkyActiv-D 2.2-litre clean diesel engine as well as other fuel-saving technologies such as i-stop, a stop-start system, and i-ELOOP, a regenerative braking system.
A vehicle of mid-size sedan proportions, Takeri is outfitted with the lines which have become synonymous with Kodo design. The vehicle sits on 20-inch satin-chrome wheels and features all of Mazda’s SkyActiv technologies.
Equipped with a SkyActiv-D 2.2-litre diesel engine, Takeri features the i-stop idling stop system and i-ELOOP, the world’s first capacitor-based regenerative braking system. I-stop restarts in a single engine cycle unlike other stop-start systems, which require two cycles. At less than 0.4 seconds, i-stop achieves the world’s fastest diesel engine restart time. i-ELOOP efficiently converts kinetic energy into electricity during deceleration, which is stored in capacitors and then used to power the vehicle’s electric equipment, reducing engine load and improving fuel economy by as much as 10 percent.
Source: PRNewswire / Mazda
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