2016 Mazda CX-4 Crossover to debut at Beijing Motor Show Mazda is set to world debut the CX-4 Crossover at the upcoming Beijing Motor Show, from 29 April until 4 May. The Hiroshima-based automaker’s stand at the show will feature twelve vehicles, including new-generation models such as the Mazda3, Mazda CX-5, Mazda6, and race cars prepared for the Mazda-sponsored MZ Ruisi Racing Team competing in the China Touring Car Championship (CTCC).

Alongside the current Mazda CX-5, Mazda3 and Mazda6, the two race cars Mazda3 (Axela) CTCC and Mazda6 (Atenza) CTCC are certainly an eye-opener for Chinese racing enthusiasts. The opening round for the 2016 CTCC (China Touring Car Championship) is slated for 14 – 15 May at the Guangdong track, followed by round 2 at the Zhuhai circuit from 4 till 5 June. There are eight rounds to this season’s CTCC, with the finale set for Jiangsu Yancheng track in late October.

Mazda3 CTCC race car

Making its global premiere at the Beijing Motor show is the newest Mazda CX-4 Crossover; the latest addition to Mazda’s new-generation lineup of models featuring the full range of SKYACTIV Technology and KODO-Soul of Motion design. With a striking presence that sets it apart from other SUVs, the functionality modern users expect and Jinba-ittai driving thanks to Sustainable Zoom-Zoom, this is new type of crossover SUV designed to help customers live more creative lives. From the codename denomiation, the CX-4 sits between the compact Crossover CX-3 and the larger CX-5.

In addition to the CX-4, Mazda will display other vehicles and technologies that represent the brand. Mazda aims to enrich people’s lives through a variety of touch points and become a brand that maintains a special connection with customers.

The 2016 Beijing International Automotive Exhibition or Auto China will kick off with the press days from 25 – 26 April, then the special invitation days 27 – 28 April. Thereafter, the show opens to the public from 29 April through 8 May. The Auto China is organized by CIEC Exhibition Co. Ltd./CIEC Exhibition Company Limited, CIEC Group, an overseas subsidiary of China International Exhibition Center Group Corporation under China Council for Promotion of International Trade (CCPIT). Its main business covers creation, design, development and organizing of specialized international exhibitions and conventions.

Image: Mazda3 CTCC race car, courtesy of MZRacing