The Mazda CX-4 is a coupe-inspired crossover which Mazda calls the “exploring coupe”. At launch, it will sit between the CX-3 and CX-5 and is set to make its global debut at the Beijing Motor later this month April.
Its sleek and curvy exterior appears consistent with the Koeru crossover coupe concept unveiled at the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show. As you would expect of Mazda, the front fascia is distinctly Kodo and shares the same shade of Soul Red Metallic paint job. Move your eyes to the rear and you’ll spot the sloping roofline which could be an indication of headroom compromise.
Judging from the interior pictures, the CX-4 inherits most of the bits and pieces from the CX-3. The MZD-Connect infotainment system is positioned right where it belongs, and a Heads-Up Display is also available as well.
While no details on the powertrain have been revealed up to this point, we think the CX-4 will be powered by a 2.0-litre SkyActiv-G engine paired to a six-speed automatic gearbox, since both the CX-3 and CX-5 share the similar 154 hp petrol lump. Being a Mazda, it should drive inherently well too.
Sadly, the CX-4 is only bound for mainland China – for now. It’s scheduled to go on sale in 2017, so the upcoming Beijing show will mark the first time world lays eyes on the CX-4. We’re a little bitter that it won’t make it to Malaysia, because as far as we’re concerned, the CX-4 pushes all the right buttons for Malaysians who are looking for wheels that turn eyes.