Mazda CX-4 teaser 1

Mazda has revealed new teaser images and a number of details of the forthcoming Mazda CX-4, ahead of the low-slung SUV’s debut at the 2016 Beijing Motor Show on April 25. The new “CX-5 coupé” will reportedly be sold in China only, much to the disappointment of those living outside the Middle Kingdom.

The new photos show the sharp front end of the Kodo-styled SUV very clearly, with the brand’s signature seven-point grille flowing into the LED headlights – the latter standard across the range in China. Also seen is the largest 19-inch wheel option, in a two-tone finish. Inside, white leather upholstery and “white walnut” wood trim will be offered to give the CX-4 a more upscale look and feel.

Of course, we’ve seen the entire car before, thanks to spyshots that show the CX-4 completely undisguised. The styling, which was first previewed by the Koeru concept, has been toned down significantly, with the result being that the car looks very much like a jacked-up Mazda 3 hatch.

The long bonnet, curvaceous surfacing and fast rear windscreen rake give the CX-4 a visual link to its lower-riding sibling. Differences include thicker chrome bars around the windscreen and above the rear number plate recess, along with blacked-out A-pillars for a wraparound windscreen look.

Inside, it’s much the same what we’ve seen before – the dashboard is reminiscent to that seen on the Mazda 3 and facelifted Mazda 6, featuring a free-standing MZD Connect display, a three-spoke steering wheel, a three-pod instrument cluster and a Commander Control knob for the infotainment system. There’s also an electronic parking brake, first introduced on the 6 and CX-5 facelifts.

Engine choices are set to mirror those seen on the CX-5, including 155 hp/200 Nm 2.0 litre and 184 hp/250 Nm 2.5 litre direct-injected SkyActiv-G petrol engines (which we get over here) and a 148 hp/350 Nm 2.2 litre SkyActiv-D turbodiesel mills. As usual, these are expected to be mated to six-speed SkyActiv-MT manual or SkyActiv-Drive automatic transmissions, with a choice of either two- or four-wheel drive.


GALLERY: Mazda CX-4 spyshots
GALLERY: Mazda Koeru Concept