Japanese car manufacturer Mazda have revealed that their sporty new CX-4 coupé will make its début at the Beijing Motor Show in April.
The SUV coupé has been designed to be more style-focused that its predecessor the successful CX-5. The new sporty style features a rakish rear roof-line, which may just compromise on headroom for rear-seat passengers. However, it is speculated that the CX-4 may feature a third row of pop-up seating which provides seats for a couple of children to sit behind five adults, making it family friendly.
It also features front and rear LED lights, along with the latest evolution of Mazda’s design language. The new sleek design is said to boost aerodynamics, improving fuel efficiency and assisting to lowering in-side cabin noise.
Lower and sleeker than the CX-5, the CX-4 has four-wheel drive, along with an engine mix-up from Mazda’s SkyActive range, the new CX-4 is thought to pitched nearer to the CX-5 than the CX-3. It is expected that the range will include 2.2 litre diesels, although it’s more likely that Mazda will use the CX-4 to introduce more potent versions of the 1.5 diesel that have already been used in the CX-3.
According to Mazda’s CEO Masamichi Kogai the CX-4 isn’t only about its looks, the production version of the coupé will provide ‘more driving pleasure’ than the brands’ other crossovers.
Despite its début this April sales of this sporty SUV coupé aren’t expected to begin until the early part of 2017.