It is being estimated that this new model will be kind of gap bridging between Mazda3 and CX-5. The new model is likely to be called 2018 Mazda CX-4. In the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show, the Mazda Koeru concept made a great impact with its visually appealing design. With the ever increasing and expanding crossover SUV industry, Mazda thought of creating a new model, which is as appealing as the Korea and offers great performance at the same time.
2018 Mazda CX-4 – Design and Features
The dimension of this crossover SUV is almost the same as CX-5, but this model has a coupe-like appearance and sportier feel. The vehicle comes with a signature KODO-style front end. The grille and engine hood look like shield-formed and are huge. Rather than the shiny grille, this vehicle comes with blacked-out stainless grille and imparts a sporty look and appearance to the crossover SUV. Koeru’s grille frame can be seen in this vehicle and it extends smartly into the headlamps. Other Mazda cars do not have this kind of design. And this is where the CX-4 stands apart from the crowd. The exhaust pipes do not appear on the car bumper and are fitted closely to the soil. The taillights in the vehicle are bigger. The LED front lights offer better visibility in all conditions. The 17” alloy wheels of the car give it a sporty appeal.
As for the interiors of 2018 CX-4, it is being said that they are not as good as Koeru concept. The cabin in Koeru was much more stylish and luxurious. But similarities have been located with CX-5 variants. The cabin design is more or less same as the CX-5. Take a look at the middle bunch and you can be sure of the similarities. The seats in the crossover SUV will be in premium leather with comparison stitching and aluminum inserts. The SUV can seat 5 passengers comfortably. The color coordination in the interiors is excellent providing a warm and comfortable ambiance.
2018 Mazda CX-4 – Drivetrain Configuration
The engine that was there in CX-5 will be there in 2018 Mazda CX-4. There will be 2 engine variants in which the vehicle will be available. The first is a 2.0-liter SkyActiv system offering 155 hp of energy and 150 lbs-feet of torque. The second variant is a 2.5-liter SkyActiv system offering 184 hp of energy and 185 lbs-feet of torque. Diesel variants might also be available. The 2.2-liter unit might produce 147 hp and 280 lbs-feet torque or 173 hp and 310 lbs-feet torque.
Safety and security is one area in which the 2018 Mazda CX-4 has made great improvements. This is indeed a characteristic feature of Mazda cars. The safety and security feature integrated into 2018 Mazda CX-4 include 4-automatic brake method, grip manage method, front and rear inflatable seating, rear car parking detectors and sensors, repairing room, monitoring method, tire stableness etc.
Other prominent features in the interiors of 2018 Mazda CX-4 include infotainment display, rectangle shaped AC vents, touch screen, center gaming system, climate control system, various controls for managing activities within the car, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, USB connectivity, cabin filter system etc.
2018 Mazda CX-4 – Price and Release Date
Exact pricing of 2018 Mazda CX-4 is not known, but it is anticipated that it will be slightly more than that of CX-5. The price might be in the range of $22,000 – $24,000. Beginning of 2017 is targeted for the release of this crossover SUV.
New Mazda CX-4 2018 will be in competition with the likes of Nissan Qashqai. With great looks and decent performance, this affordable crossover SUV is sure to be a hit in the market.