2013 Madza6 Diesel Previewed in Takeri Concept: 2012 NY Auto Show

Luke Vandezande
by Luke Vandezande

The Mazda Takeri concept that originally debuted at the Tokyo Motor Show last year took its American bow today at the New York Auto Show.

Mazda doesn’t plan to bring the Takeri to market, at least not in name — but the company’s North America president and CEO but Jim O’Sullivan was quick to point out that concepts are generally close to later production models with the brand.

GALLERY: Mazda Takeri Concept

In the Takeri’s case that production model will be the next-generation Mazda6, as O’Sullivan confirmed during the conference. He also said the full line of SkyActiv technology will make it into the upcoming Mazda6, which will officially debut later this year.

Mazda’s SkyActiv technology offers remarkable gas mileage gains over previous gasoline engine technology the brand implemented in its models, but the most revolutionary of the offered engines is actually the oil-burning SkyActiv D (diesel engine).

While there isn’t a specific date confirmed for the diesel engine to make its way into the upcoming Mazda6, or the CX-5 for that matter, O’Sullivan said in a side-interview that anyone curious about the future of either car should look at the concept as a rough blueprint.

O’Sullivan said he hasn’t made a final decision yet about which car will debut the SkyActiv D, but we’ll be keeping a close eye out to tell you when more information is available.

Luke Vandezande
Luke Vandezande

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