|The all-new Mazda CX-4, the latest compact Crossover, has arrived at the ongoing Auto China (Beijing Motor Show). The new Mazda CX-4, reserved for the Chinese market, is slated to go on sale from June onwards.|
As the sixth model to incorporate the KODO – Soul of Motion design theme and SKYACTIV Technology, the new Mazda CX-4 comes with the SKYACTIV-G 2.5 engine and i-ACTIV AWD (All-wheel drive). Mazda expects the new CX-4 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. To create an aerodynamically-savvy crossover, the CX-4 is fitted to 17-inch front wheels and 19-inch rear wheels, matched to 225/65R17 and 225/55R19 tyres.
In dimensions, the new CX-4 measures 4,633 in length, 1,840 mm for width and is 1,530 – 1,535 mm tall. Its wheelbase stands at 2,700mm. Customers will appreciate the exceptional functionality and user-friendliness, including the ease of entering and exiting the vehicle and the flexible cargo space.
The new Mazda CX-4 is fitted with a SKYACTIV-G 2.5 and paired to either a 6-speed manual or 6-speed automatic transmission, both of the SKYACTIV-Drive variation. Thanks to an efficient powerplant, the CX-4 returns between 6.3 – 7.2 liters per 100km.
Inside, the MZD Connect car connectivity system is standard as with the latest models, for example the Mazda2, Mazda3, Mazda6, CX-5 and MX-5. With SUV-like ground clearance (194 – 197mm) and Mazda’s i-ACTIV AWD 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.
Nobuhide Inamoto, Senior Managing Executive Officer China, commented, “The CX-4 is our fourth new-generation model 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 Mazda CX-4 is equipped with ventilated discs at the front and solid discs at the rear for dependable stopping, while safety features and assistive systems include the i-ACTIVSENSE advanced safety suite, auto hold function and standard equipment list found in current Mazda models.