Mazda at the 2012 Geneva International Motor Show

Mazda to present its new Takeri concept and CX-5 at this year’s Geneva Motor Show

The Geneva International Motor Show is one of the biggest exhibitions of the year and we can reveal that Mazda has some extra special surprises up its sleeves to mark the occasion. You can expect to see the brand new Takeri concept along with the Mazda CX-5 compact crossover SUV. A CD-segment saloon concept, the Mazda Takeri represents the latest expression of Mazda’s ‘KODO – Soul of Motion’ design theme.

Sharing centre stage in Geneva, the Takeri concept and CX-5 both embody the Mazda brand’s new KODO design theme and also utilise the company’s innovative SKYACTIV technologies: advanced engines, transmissions, bodies and chassis for a new generation of Mazda vehicles.

Mazda Takeri concept makes its European premiere
Europe is getting a taste of the future direction of Mazda’s next generation CD-segment saloon with the Takeri concept which inherits the vision of the Mazda Shinari, an exciting four-door sports coupe concept showcased in Geneva last year.

The Takeri features Mazda’s new and highly-efficient SKYACTIV-D clean diesel engine with i-stop and SKYACTIV-Drive automatic transmission. Takeri also introduces Mazda’s brand-new i-ELOOP regenerative braking system, which aims for the ultimate in energy efficiency, but without compromising on fun-to-drive performance and handling.

All-new Mazda CX-5 marks a new era at Mazda
Designed to unite the best of all worlds, the Mazda CX-5 compact crossover being showcased in Geneva will certainly raise the bar for compact SUVs in Europe. It’s the start of a new age.

The all-new Mazda CX-5 is set to arrive at Mazda dealers across Europe in spring 2012. It is the first of an entirely new generation of Mazda vehicles to adopt the company’s exciting KODO design theme as well as the complete range of SKYACTIV technology developed entirely in-house at Mazda.

The CX-5 will be available with a choice of powerful yet exceptionally efficient four-cylinder SKYACTIV-D diesel and SKYACTIV-G petrol engines with i-stop – when developing these brand-new engines, Mazda opted for extreme compression ratios (14:1), resolving the conflicts that have until now prevented carmakers from taking this approach – and two new six-speed transmissions – the SKYACTIV-Drive automatic and SKYACTIV-MT manual – plus either all-wheel drive or front-wheel drive configuration.

Mazda’s new platform for CX-5 features the lightweight yet rigid SKYACTIV-Body and SKYACTIV-Chassis, ensuring outstanding passive safety and predictable and responsive driving to compliment the impressive powertrains. The remarkable aerodynamics, also contribute its remarkable fuel economy, with CO2 emissions starting at 119g/km.

On the inside, the CX-5 provides a lesson in extraordinary flexibility, with generous passenger comfort and abundant cargo space, plus active safety systems never seen before in this segment, like Mazda’s new Smart City Brake Support (SCBS) and Lane Departure Warning System.

The all-new Mazda CX-5 sets a new standard for the compact SUV segment in Europe. With a design expressing vitality and agility and new technology delivering the performance to match its looks, the CX-5 symbolises Mazda’s ‘Sustainable Zoom-Zoom’ programme at its best yet.