Mazda Concept Foreshadows Next Sedan

The Takeri concept (shown above and in more photos below) is Mazda's sneak peek at its next midsize sedan. The design style builds off the current Mazda6, especially in terms of the front fender flares, and adds a new style of grille and a sculpted rear that reminds us of recent BMWs.

It's the grille that will likely get the most notice. While it's not the smiley face seen on the Mazda3, it is large and rests under a domed hood, which is similar to the Infiniti M sedans.

Otherwise, the design looks stylish and aggressive but so does the current Mazda6, which didn’t sell as strongly as the company or journalists expected.

The Takeri concept will debut at the Tokyo Motor Show in late November and might be on display at Detroit’s North American International Auto Show in January.

Mazda Takeri Concept

Mazda Takeri Concept

Mazda Takeri Concept

Mazda Takeri Concept

Mazda Takeri Concept



it almost has rwd proportions. other than the long overhang in the front of the car, i like it quite a bit.


Yes I don't know how this beautiful concept will transition to a FWD mass produced car without losing its mojo.


I see a little Volvo in the front and Kia/Hyundai in the back. That front overhand is ree-dic-u-las though.


Hopefully the next Mazda 6 will resemble this. The current one is a disaster.


Like it a lot but what's with the Jimmy Durante overhang nose job? I'm sure they'll fix it because it's so obvious.

The current 6 looks good from some angles and terrible from others. Hope they get it all together for the redo.


Mazda--if you're listening, er, reading, reduce the bulge in the front fenders a bit (it's too obvious). Assuming the revamped 6 will look very similar to the concept, these will be flying off the showroom floors. Give the public some idea as to when the revamp will be for sale.


This is a Jaguar with a bit of Sonata in the rear


Just beautiful. Better than the current mazda 6 for sure even though the current one isn't that bad. But I do see little of Hyundai Sonata/Lexus GS in the rear not bad though. And please Mazda dont forget to get together the V6 and 6 speed manual setup


You can definitely see the Jaguar influence via Ford.



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