2017 Mazda CX-4
The prettiest crossover Mazda has built so far
Remember the Mazda Koeru concept that made its debut at the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show? The company described it as its "latest venture into the growing crossover SUV market" and confirmed there will be a production version of it before the show was over. Well, it turns out that the new model will hit the market sooner than expected.
Unlike other upcoming models that usually hit the streets as camouflaged prototypes, the crossover was first spotted in production-ready form somewhere in Asia. It happened in 2015 and in early 2016 Mazda confirmed it will be called the CX-4. Come 2016 and Mazda’s latest people hauler made its debut at the Beijing Auto Show.
Developed to "exceed existing categories and stereotypes," the CX-4 bridges the gap between the Mazda3 and CX-5. About the same size as the CX-5, the CX-4 is not only a bigger proposition to the car-based CX-3, but also a sportier, coupe-like one. Unfortunately, there is no word whether this new crossover will be sold globally or offered just in China, but the fact that it was launched at the Beijing Auto Show could mean that its main focus is the world’s largest automobile market.
But until we find out more about its role in Mazda’s global lineup, let’s have a closer look at what it has to offer.
Updated 04/25/2016: Mazda unveiled the CX_4 at the 2016 Beijing Auto Show.
Continue reading to learn more about the upcoming Mazda CX-4.