HIROSHIMA: Mazda Motor Corporation has unveiled a new crossover SUV, the Mazda CX-4, at the Beijing Motor Show (Auto China 2016).
The latest edition to Mazda’s new-generation lineup adopts Skyactiv Technology and Kodo—Soul of Motion design throughout and goes on sale in China in June.
The CX-4 was made to exceed existing categories and stereotypes. The dynamic design is unmistakably Kodo in form and the planted stance and sleek, coupe-like cabin combine to give the model an outstanding presence.
Customers will appreciate the exceptional functionality and user-friendliness, including the ease of entering and exiting the vehicle and the flexible cargo space.
With SUV-like ground clearance and Mazda’s i-ACTIV AWD all-wheel drive system, the CX-4 is ready to take on a wide range of road conditions and offers a combination of outstanding environmental and safety performance (Sustainable Zoom-Zoom) and a Jinba-ittai driving feel with excellent handling thanks to its low center of gravity.
“The CX-4 is our fourth new-generation model in China,” said Nobuhide Inamoto, Senior Managing Executive Officer overseeing operations in China.
“Demand for SUVs here is remarkably strong and we expect this model will play a big part in expanding the Mazda brand in this market. We will continue working to strengthen our brand in China, aiming to become a brand which enriches people’s lives through cars.”
The CX-4 is available in the front wheel drive 2.0L and i-Activ all wheel drive 2.5 L variants. The 2.oL variant is available with either a 6-speed manual or automatic transmissions while the 2.5L only comes with a 6-speed automatic transmission.