New Mazda CX-4 Teaser Shots Emerge Ahead Of Beijing Debut

Posted on Apr 7 2016 - 5:40am by Jeff Dunham

The Kodo styling language seen on last year’s Koeru concept seems to translate well to a production car, judging by these teaser images of the upcoming CX-4 from Mazda’s Chinese press site.

New Mazda CX-4

And, as has been seen on several recent Mazdas, concept cars can be quite close to their eventual production versions.

An earlier press release implies the CX-4 should be seen as a more coupe-like counterpart to the CX-5, with some of the MX-5’s characteristic and often emphasized jinba ittai feel injected into it – if the MX-5 is all about the rider and horse being one, the CX-4 would just be a slightly bigger steed. The 19-inch wheels and LED headlights are some of the more attention-grabbing details on the car. Inside, there’s a head-up-display and a MZD connect infotainment screen as seen on other current models.

The hardware on the “Exploring-Coupe SUV”, as Mazda call it, should match the CX-5: 2.2-liter SKYACTIV-D turbodiesels in some markets, 2.0 and 2.5-liter SKYACTIV-G gasoline engines in most. There will also be a choice of front-wheel-drive or all-wheel-drive.

The Beijing Motor Show opens to the public on April 29th, so we won’t have to wait a whole lot longer to see the whole thing.