Reports Says Mazda CX-4 Will Be China Exclusive, For The Time Being

Mazda’s newest crossover, the CX-4, is set to debut at the Beijing Show, but don’t get your hopes up just yet, as a company official has said that it will remain exclusively for the Chinese market for now.

Previewed by the Koeru concept-car, the CX-4 will be Mazda’s latest addition to their crossover line-up, offering a low-roof, fastback sporty appearance with emphasis on driving pleasure (in contrast with its other models), described by Mazda CEO Masamichi Kogai thusly:

“It’s a totally new car. It’s a lower, sporty SUV. It’s close to a wagon.”

It should resemble the original concept, proportional-wise, which means it will have around 4.6 meters (181 inches) long and 1.9 meters (74.8 inches) wide, with a 2.7 meter (106 inches) wheelbase.

If this all sound enticing, you’d might be disappointed to find out the CX-4 won’t be available in the U.S. anytime soon, as it will be initially manufactured in China and sold only in that country, as spokeswoman Michiko Terashima told Automotive News. Sure, the company is considering to release the automobile in other markets, but at this point, nothing has been decided, according to Terashima.

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