This new model will be a kind of bridge between Mazda3 and CX-5. The new model is likely to be called 2018 Mazda CX-4. At the Frankfurt Motor Show 2015, the Mazda Koeru concept made a big impact with its visually appealing design. With the ever-growing and expanding crossover SUV industry, Mazda has thought of creating a new model, which is as attractive as Korea and offers great performance at the same time.
The Mazda will offer the CX-4 an option of three engines. The first being the same specific engine as that of the CX-5. Which is a 2.0-liter SkyActiv engine creating 155 horsepower and 203 NM of torque. The second variant is a 2.5-liter Active Skies engine producing approximately 184 horsepower and a torque of approximately 251 NM. The third variant is a 2.2 liter diesel variant. The diesel variation includes a choice of either 147 horsepower or a horsepower of 173 horsepower. The power will be directed by a 6-speed automatic transmission or a 6-speed manual transmission.
The 2018 Mazda CX-4 has received most of the Koeru’s features, but Mazda has reworked them in more production-friendly designs. The taillights are larger, and the chrome strip between them is thicker, while the tailpipes are no longer integrated into the bumper and come out closer to the ground. Likewise, the lower tailgate has a smoother design, the windshield is larger and the bumper has a more utilitarian appearance. Surprisingly, Koeru’s sporting profile was transferred almost unchanged on the CX-4. Of course, the roof is higher, the door handles have a standard design, and the wheels are not as sophisticated as the concept, but the coupe-like design and the blackened B and C pillars are still there.
Mazda gave us a good look inside the CX-4 before it started and it seems like nothing has changed since then. Not surprisingly, the cabin of the CX-4 is not as sophisticated as that of Koeru, but more in line with what we have already seen in the CX-5. The layout of the center stack is pretty much the same, with an infotainment screen over the rectangular A / C vents and all the buttons and buttons below. However, the touch screen is a stand-alone unit, while the CX-5 has integrated it into the center console. The center console and steering wheel appear to be almost identical to the CX-5. The photos suggest that the CX-4 will have many high-end features on the inside, including aluminum inserts, leather, contrasting stitching and a good overall fit, but Mazda has not yet unveiled the details of its facilities. In terms of comfort, the coupe configuration will make the CX-4 less spacious than the CX-5.
There is no price information to date, but the CX-4 will probably cost as much as the CX-5, if not a little more. For the 2016 model year, the CX-5 is selling for $ 21,795 in the United States.