Mazda’s coupe inspired CX-4 has been unveiled at the Beijing Motor Show, ahead of its launch for the Chinese market. As the official images suggest the Mazda CX-4 took a leaf out of the Koeru concept, and set to win sales from image-conscious Chinese buyers.

One could mistake the CX-4 as a jacked up Mazda3 hatchback, but the CX-4’s body is wider and broader than most of its lineup. The CX-4 is 4.6m long, 1.8m wide and 1.5m high; sharing the similar wheelbase with the popular CX-5 at 2700mm. Ground clearance for the CX-4 is 197mm.2016-mazda-cx4-2

The CX-4 is offered with either a 2.0-litre SkyActiv engine or the 2.5-litre lump, and can be had either with six-speed manual or automatic transmissions. The CX-4’s range-topper variant of 2.5-litre variant is the only one that offers the all-wheel drive.

With that, Mazda’s current stable of SUVs now consists of the subcompact CX-3, CX-4, CX-5, midsize SUV CX-7, and full-size SUV CX-9; an impressive achievement for a manufacturer the size of probably one tenth of Toyota. Sadly, just like the rest of the world, we are looking at the Chinese buyers with envy on this one. Here’s to hoping the Hiroshima-based carmaker will change their minds soon.



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Formerly spamming articles about cars and motorsports on this site until the day-job caught up. While the day job remains as exciting as a certain beige sedan, writing about cars could be his closest display of showing passion on cars until he gets either a Bimmer, or an Hachiroku one day...