The Mazda Takeri Concept from last year’s Tokyo Motor Show is the best glimpse yet as to what the styling of the upcoming 2013 Mazda Mazda6 will look like.

Mazda even states that its latest concept points to the future design direction of its next-generation sedan, and that’s a good thing as we think the Takeri is one of the hottest design studies of the recent past.

The Takeri is now set for its European debut, which will be taking place at next month’s Geneva motor Show.

In the lead-up to the show, Mazda has released a flood of new Takeri images, showing it in the best light yet and from almost every angle. The Takeri is the latest concept to adopt Mazda’s ‘Kodo - Soul of Motion’ design theme and further develops the vision of the equally-stunning 2010 Mazda Shinari Concept.

Under its pretty sheet metal, the Takeri features Mazda’s latest SKYACTIV-D diesel engine, which comes matched to SKYACTIV-Drive automatic transmission and features engine stop-start technology. It also features Mazda’s new i-ELOOP (short for “Intelligent Energy Loop”) brake energy recovery technology. Like similar systems offered by rival automakers, the stored energy drawn from the brakes is used to run the vehicle’s electric components, thereby reducing the load on the engine and increasing fuel economy by up to 10 percent.

Expect many of these technologies to debut on the redesigned 2013 Mazda Mazda6 due out later this year. You can view our own spy shots of the upcoming car by clicking here.