The new Mazda CX-4 launches at the Beijing Motor Show

Mazda's stand at the 2016 Beijing Motor Show included a new incarnation of the Mazda CX-4 coupé-SUV. At this point, the manufacturer has no plans to bring this vehicle to the UK.

The New Mazda CX-4

The stylish, futuristic new model has evolved from the Koeru concept car. That prototype was unveiled during the Frankfurt Motor Show last year.

A continuation of the jinba ittai ethos – meaning horse and rider as one – has pushed the coupé-SUV's development. Mazda fans will already be very aware of jinba ittai, as it is the driving force behind the award-winning Mazda MX-5 roadster.

Visually, the Mazda CX-4 is in line with the current model range from the manufacturer – it shares many design elements with all-new Mazda3. Similarly to the Koeru, the body lines appear to sweep back, thanks to clever, careful streamlining. Lower body cladding has been incorporated for a rugged look, and changes to the car’s shoulder-line make it feel sporty and athletic.

Mazda is aiming for high functionality, as shown by the range of in-car connectivity features. Owners will be able to link their compatible smartphones to the Mazda CX-4, opening up a world of apps, menus and infotainment. The safety standard is also expected to be impressive.

Two SKYACTIV-G petrol engines will be offered for the vehicle. They will be paired with a six-speed manual and six-speed automatic gearbox respectively. Front-wheel and all-wheel drive options are also set to be available. The 2.0-litre engine is claimed to return as much as 44.8mpg, and the 2.5-litre petrol claims up to 38.7mpg.

The Mazda CX-4 will launch in China only, as part of a push in that specific market. However, the possibility of a European debut has not been completely ruled out.

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The New Mazda CX-4
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