Mazda6 and Takeri Concept Are Twins: Photographic Evidence

Mazda6 and Takeri Concept 3 photos
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Mazda6 and Takeri ConceptMazda6 and Takeri Concept
Today, Japanese carmaker Mazda unleashed a couple of photos to prove that the Takeri concept basically underwent only minimal changes when it became a full production midsize sedan.
The Japanese automaker also pulled this off with the recently launched CX-5 crossover, which is basically identical in looks to the Minagi concept.

“With our ‘KODO - Soul of Motion’ design ethos, we are taking our concept cars and driving them off the show stand and onto the road,” says Birtwhistle.  “You only have to look at our recent design studies to realise just how closely our production models mimics our concept cars.”

“Much like the CX-5 mirrored the proportions, stance and detailing of the Minagi concept car we unveiled at the 2011 Geneva Motorshow, so the Takeri was the unmistakable inspiration for the new Mazda6,” explains Birtwhistle.  “If you view the two cars next to each other it is easy to see just how strongly one resembles the other.”
“While some manufacturers tend to heavily camouflage their teaser show cars – creating a coupé concept when in reality the production version will be a five-door hatch – we took the decision with Takeri to base it as closely as possible on the final production car,” continues Birtwhistle.
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