Mazda Motor Corporation has confirmed that it will showcase the global premiere of the Mazda TAKERI concept car, a next-generation mid-sized saloon, at the 42nd Tokyo Motor Show on Wednesday, 30 November. Also on stage and making its Japanese debut will be the new Mazda CX-5 crossover SUV – equipped with the full array of Mazda’s breakthrough SKYACTIV Technology. Other new technologies and a full line-up of production models will also be on show. Mazda’s theme for the 2011 Tokyo Motor Show is “Environmental Technology, Pushing the Boundaries of the Emotion of Motion. As long as there are people who love to drive, Mazda will continue to evolve the emotion of motion in harmony with environmental and safety performance.” The TAKERI concept car exploits Mazda’s new design language, KODO – Soul of Motion, to bring a new level of strength and allure to mid-size saloon styling. Under its appealing exterior is benchmark SKYACTIV Technology, including Mazda’s first regenerative braking system. This technology converts kinetic energy to electricity during deceleration, stores it in capacitors and then uses it to power the vehicle’s electrical equipment – reducing load on the engine and saving fuel. Combined with the new SKYACTIV-D diesel engine, Mazda i-stop, new lightweight structure, aerodynamic and chassis technologies, regenerative braking – enables the Mazda TAKERI to achieve excellent fuel economy together with vigorous performance and a comfortable high-quality ride.