Mazda teases the CX-4 prior to Beijing Motor Show introduction

Mazda teases the CX-4 prior to Beijing Motor Show introduction image

The Japanese automaker has recently revealed a teaser picture that should entice us to the official introduction of the CX-4 crossover that will take place in front of the worldwide audience next month during the 2016 Beijing Motor Show.

Back last year during the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show Mazda revealed the Koeru concept and now it appears the prototype has spanned a production model. The CX-4 moniker has been tipped after the spy photographers caught the coupe-like crossover out testing in China and as such we already know the proportions and its coupe-like derived styling. We imagine the sleek looking SUV will be tasked to compete with premium models such as the BMW X4 and upcoming Mercedes-Benz GLC Coupe and we’re hoping it will retain some measure of what decent rear space means.

The CX-4 is set to be a looker as it uses the latest advancements of Mazda’s entertaining KODO design language and the crossover is reportedly going to keep most of Koeru’s dimensions. The concept stood in at 181 inches (4.6 meters) long, 74.8 inches (1.9 meters) wide, 59 inches (1.5 meters) tall, and had a wheelbase of 106 inches (2.7 meters). Mazda remained pretty mysterious about their upcoming CX-4 but did say it would make use of the full range of SKYACTIV technologies, complete with a “striking appearance”. The Mazda CX-5 is set to be the main component donor but company CEO Masamichi Kogai also added the new crossover would bring even “more driving pleasure” compared to the regular CX models. The official introduction is expected to take place on April 25 during the first press day of the Beijing Motor Show.

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