Sleek Mazda CX-4 SUV-Coupe Won’t Make It To Europe

Mazda has confirmed that the sleek CX-4 SUV which debuted earlier this year in China won’t be available in Europe.

While speaking with Autocar recently, Mazda research and development boss Kiyoshi Fujiwara confirmed that the model was designed distinctly with the Chinese market in mind and has a bold design to suit.

“China is a market where there are all sorts of different vehicles, so you need a distinctive product,” he said.

Although it was revealed that the model won’t arrive in Europe, no word was given on whether it will eventually be offered outside of China, but it seems unlikely, as originally expected.

Compared to the recently-updated CX-5, the CX-4 has a number of styling similarities but is slightly longer and perhaps most importantly, has a steeply tapered roof line and rear window, giving it a slightly sportier vibe.

In China, it is currently available with a 156 hp 2.0-liter petrol-powered four-cylinder and a petrol 189 hp 2.5-liter four.

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  • U8INIT

    See the issue is that the first car company to do a SUV coupe was Infiniti with the OG FX. They drop the ball all the damn time.

    • antbee

      I’d still love to get an FX45! Those vehicles, to me, always looked like a big cat about to pounce on its prey.

      • MultiKdizzle

        Well the design theme was ‘Bionic Cheetah’ so…

        • antbee

          Really? I did not know that! Thank you!

  • ME

    OK, so bring it to the US as a Japanese produced model. As cute as the CX-3 is, the Mazda 3 interferes with its sales. The CX-3 also had less space compared to the HR-V, the CX-4 is the replacement answer.

  • SteersUright

    When it gets 300hp+ let me know! Mazdas look great these days but can’t get out of their own way with the underpowered 4 cylinders they’re offering. Yes, even the torquey new turbo isn’t performance oriented (not that it has to be in the CX9). Waiting for this great lil company to come up with a truly charismatic little engine upgrade to thrown in a bunch of their cars/crossovers.

  • no25
  • Not surprised really. Despite the influx of “coupe” SUVs from BMW and Merc’, they don’t sell enough even by standards of premium automakers. So no one is really going to buy them from a more ‘common’ brand. Though, I’d imagine it’d be a Japanese brand that could probably do it if it does ever become a reality.

  • Leonard Schreiman

    I wouldn’t call other coupe suvs a styling success, unattractive comes to mind. But the CX4 is a styling knockout. It just received the 2017 Car Design of the Year Award in China. But the marketing geniuses at Mazda are happy to watch sales stagnate in the US. Mazda 6 way down, Mazda 3 also down and the bread and butter CX5 just holding its own. while other brands go through the roof. The new CX5 is little changed but for thinner headlights and tailights. Not likely to set off a sales bonanza.

    So if the CX4 is a China only vehicle why was the concept introduced at the Frankfurt Show in 2015. So Europeans and Americans could think it was something they could aspire to. I guess not. Sorry to say I see Mazda’s fortunes on the downswing. They make attractive cars that don’t sell well. Missing an opportunity to offer a unique, good looking, low priced offering in the US crossover market is a big mistake.

  • Carmelo Van Cabboi

    I really like the CX-4 design. Mazda is producing very nice SUV but the matrioska effect is too present

  • LeventTaskan

    Looks like a Subaru XV with a longer nose.

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