Shedding its camouflage and leaving the dark background aside, the newest member of Mazda’s crossover family, the CX-4, reveals its shape just hours after it published a set of teaser images.
Adopting a similar coupe-like profile as BMW’s X4 and Mercedes-Benz’s GLC Coupe, the CX-4 wears Mazda’s signature grille, flanked by slim headlights with LED technology, while at the rear, the automaker has thrown in taillights similar to what can be found on the rest of the range, joined together by a chrome strip. The model’s signature cue is the rakish roofline, which gives it a sportier stance.
Inside, the crossover has a dashboard that mirrors the one from the Mazda3, with a floating center display controllable through the rotary knob fitted behind the gearshift lever, identical dials that sit behind a multi-function steering wheel and what seems to be an electronic parking brake.
China’s Auto163 reports that the Mazda CX-4 will get two four-cylinder petrol engines, a 158 HP 2.0-liter and a 192 HP 2.5-liter, adopted from the CX-5. Speaking of the CX-5, the sportier CX-4 is said to be 78 mm longer and 175 mm lower, while maintaining the same width and wheelbase length.
At the moment, rumor has it that Mazda will only offer the CX-4 exclusively in China. Full details on the crossover will be announced on April 25, when it will debut at the Beijing Auto Show.