Mazda Koeru CX-4 spied 1

What you’re supposedly looking at here is the production version of the Mazda Koeru concept, completely undisguised. Although Mazda has yet to provide an official name for the upcoming model, it is currently being referred to as the CX-4 in the lead up to its expected debut at Auto China 2016 in Beijing.

These photos come from Chinese website Popsuv, and when compared to earlier spyshots of the Koeru/CX-4, the crossover seen here appears just as you’d expect it to.

The low-slung profile is still present here, along with generous application of Mazda’s Kodo design language. The Koeru/CX-4 also gets a four-bar grille, plus slimmer signature head- and tail lights. Other production-ready highlights include the addition of front and rear fog lamps, and redesigned exhaust tips.

Inside, the Koeru/CX-4 shares much in common with the facelifted Mazda 6, although the crossover gets new trim pieces and reshaped air-con vents here. Although out of view, Mazda’s MZD Connect touchscreen is fitted as well, linked to the Commander Control knob on the centre console. Bright-coloured leather is also a standout here.

The Koeru/CX-4 is rumoured to be a sportier SUV in Mazda’s line-up, similar to what the BMW X6 is to the X5. This has lead to suggestions that the car will be referred to as the CX-6 instead of the CX-4, but that’s all up in the air for now.

The Koeru concept from the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show shares the same 2,700 mm wheelbase as the CX-5. However, it is 4,600 mm long, 1,900 mm wide and 1,500 mm tall, versus the CX-5’s 4,555 mm (L), 1,840 mm (W) and 1,670 mm (H). Whether the dimensions are retained on the final production version, we’ll have to wait for the crossover’s official debut.

So, what do you think of the upcoming Mazda CX-4/CX-6? Is it a more prospective buy compared to the CX-5, or any of its other rivals? Let us know what you think in the comments section below.

GALLERY: Mazda Koeru Concept