Late last year, Mazda surprised critics and enthusiasts by unveiling the Koeru concept at the Frankfurt Motor Show in autumn. Soon, the month of April will bring with it the Beijing Motor Show in China, at which the brand plans to debut the new Mazda CX-4 crossover, the production version of the Koeru concept. The CX-4 will sit between the CX-3 and CX-5 in Mazda’s lineup and share underpinnings with the CX-5.
The Mazda CX-4 was teased ahead of the auto show in Beijing with a single image, which portrays a close-up of the crossover’s left side from behind. Experts have pointed out that the image reveals that the CX-4 keeps many styling points in common with the aforementioned Koeru concept, most notably a distinctive crease in the C-pillar.
Due to sharing its chassis and underpinnings with the CX-5, the CX-4 is expected to have about the same amount of space, with some headspace for the rear passengers being compromised by the lower roofline. Because of this, the CX-4 will likely be a slightly smaller and more stylish and sporty alternative to its larger sibling. Speculation regarding the details of the CX-4 crossover’s inner workings says that the crossover is expected to have a range of Mazda’s signature SkyActiv engines and a choice of front- or four-wheel drive.
The Mazda CX-4 crossover is projected to go on sale sometime early 2017. However, no details have been confirmed or announced officially at the moment. Mazda will likely give more insight to the features, production, and launch date of the CX-4 in April during the crossover’s Beijing Motor Show debut.