Elegant CX-5 relative

Beijing, 25 April 2016

Mazda shows at the Beijing motor show (Auto China 2016, 29 April to 4 may 2016) a new Coupé SUV called CX-4. As study Koeru, it was already in the autumn 2015 at the IAA. The elegant-looking car is a kind of flat and extended CX-5 and is based on the same platform. So, the CX-4 is also the same wheelbase of 2.70 metres. Although the name suggests it, the CX-4 but is not längenmäßig to classify between CX-3 and CX-5. With 4.63 meters, the CX-4 is eight centimeters longer than the CX-5, is only as high as the CX-3, dominated during the CX-5 1.71 metres in height but with 1.53 m. The front design is similar to that of the two famous Mazda SUVs.

20 cm ground clearance

With a ground clearance of 20 cm and Mazda's four-wheel drive i-Activ to are the CX-4 also for bad roads. However, Mazda speaks of a low center of gravity, which improves the handling, probably due to the low height of the body. Mazda praises also the light getting in and out and promises a flexible trunk concept and high functionality.

SUV demand in China

"The CX-4 is our fourth model of the new generation in China," says the China officer of Mazda, Nobuhide Inamoto. "The SUV demand is this remarkably strong and we expect that the model in China will play an important role in the development of the brand."

Front - and all-wheel drive

In addition to all-wheel drive, Mazda offered front-wheel drive, in combination with a 2.0 litre petrol engine producing 165 HP in Germany. The other engine, a 2.5-litre petrol engine, is combined with all-wheel drive. We have him with 192 HP. In addition to a six-speed circuit, also a six-speed automatic transmission is offered. In China, the car comes in June 2016 on the market. If and when the CX-4 comes to Europe that leaves Mazda. In this country, he would be a competitor for the BMW X 4 and Mercedes GLC Coupé at a cheaper price likely. (sl)