Mazda CX-4 Beijing teaser

The all-new Mazda CX-4 will officially make its global debut at the 2016 Beijing Motor Show. To accompany the announcement, the Japanese carmaker has released this teaser image showing the crossover’s C-pillar section.

Not that any mystery is necessary at this point, with the CX-4 being spied in its entirety many times over. The model seen in those images depict a vehicle that appears to be a raised version of the Mazda 3 hatchback.

Mazda’s Kodo – Soul of Motion design philosophy is a prominent feature here, with a long bonnet, signature lighting, front grille and distinct character line running along the car’s sides. However, additional details like a chrome trim piece linking the rear tail lights and roof rails distinguish the car in terms of looks.

Inside, the cabin bears a strong resemblance to that of the Mazda 3 and Mazda 6, with a similar dash, centre stack and centre console layout. Spyshots reveal the presence of the brand’s MZD infotainment system (seven-inch touchscreen and Commander Control), with lower spec variants receiving a more basic audio system.

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The same can be said of the climate control unit as well, where there are dual and single zone units offered. There is also an electronic parking brake, a feature found on the facelifted CX-5 and 6. Elsewhere, the CX-4 shares many commonalities with current Mazda models, including the three-spoke steering wheel and instrument cluster design.

No details on the CX-4’s powertrain, but expect the brand’s range of diesel and petrol engines to be offered. This includes the brand’s SkyActiv-G mills in 2.0 litre (155 hp/200 Nm) and 2.5 litre (184 hp/250 Nm) configurations.

The oil burner option could be a 2.2 litre SkyActiv-D turbodiesel. The engines should be linked to six-speed SkyActiv-MT manual or SkyActiv-Drive automatic transmissions, with the choice of two- or four-wheel drive. More info should be released when the Mazda CX-4 makes its official global debut at the 2016 Beijing Motor Show, which is set to take place in late April.

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