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Mazda CX-4 launched on the Beijing Auto Show

Published on April 25, 2016 by Tycho de Feijter

Mazda CX-4 launched on the Beijing Auto Show

The new Mazda CX-4 crossover SUV has been launched on the Beijing Auto Show, looking all the speedy in red with a beautiful ‘metal’ grille and sleek angry headlights. The CX-4 is the production version of the Mazda Koeru concept, it will be launched on the Chinese car market in June.

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Black wheel arches for that crossy feeling. Roof rails not really usable. Window spoiler and alloys very good looking.

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The interior with a standing screen in the middle, it does not flip down, a large single dial flanked by two LCD screen in front of the wheel, and a HUD on dash top. The interior looked a tad too gray for my taste but materials and finish were top notch.

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The CX-4 will be manufactured by the long running FAW-Mazda joint venture, based in the cold north eastern city of Changchun. Price will start at 159.800 yuan and end at 198.900 yuan.

There will be two ‘SkyActive’ four-cylinder petrol engines available:a 2.0 with 158hp and a 2.5 with 192hp. Mazda strangely stays put with big engines, instead of going for the popular and tax-friendly small turbocharged engines. Lone transmission is a six-speed automatic. Size: 4633/1840/1535, and wheelbase is 2700.

The CX-5 will be positioned as a slightly smaller and more sporty alternative to the CX-5. The cars are very close, the CX-4 is 78mm longer, width is the same, 175mm lower, and wheelbase is the same too.

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The seats in white, bench bog enough for two point five adults.

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The HUD seen through the front window.

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Still got a problem with those pipes. They are poorly integrated in the bumper section. They are really not integrated, hanging there in nowhere land. Not very pretty, and that on such a pretty car. Look for example at the thin chrome strip that connects the lights.

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Mazda only had two cars on the booth, both red, and both powered by the 2.0. Grille is a great looker.




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  1. Wilson- April 25, 2016 Reply

    Looks really good…should not be a China only car!

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