This new model is the supposed production version of the Mazda Koeru concept which was earlier spy-spotted on tests in China. However the actual production differs in some ways with the concept. The 2017 Mazda CX-4 is supposed to be a crossover that offers the best alternative to the Mazda CX-3. It promises to be sportier and more spacious than a family focused CX-5. It is meant to meet and exceed the expectations of Mazda 3 five door customers. Mazda has a niche in meeting the needs of the market on hatch backs and unveils this automotive to sustain customer loyalty in the face of emerging trends in the market. A general preference and purchase of small and medium SUVs in the market informed the design of this model.
2017 Mazda CX-4 – Features, Design and Specs
In terms of design and styling the actual production version of the car closely resembles the Koeru concept though the test vehicle does not really present the final specification. However, a number of notables on the exterior are visible. The car’s upfront, upper and lower grilles as well as the bumper have been tweaked for cheaper and easier manufacturing. The 2017 Mazda CX-4 comes with fog lamps thus promising enhanced road visibility during foggy conditions.
2017 Mazda CX-4 shares the same wheelbase of 2,700mm with the concept but is shorter than the study. The production version comes in 4,540 mm and 1,840 mm wide and stands at a height of 1,670mm. This increased height certainly gives the passenger more headroom but with a slight compromise of the car’s sporty profile. At its rear the tail pipes are not integrated into the bumper. The pillars do not have the glossy finish while the wheel arches have been pushed inwards. It is expected that the production version doesn’t ride on 21 inch wheels. On finer details of the exterior the car features sporty exterior mirrors, auxiliary lights rather than air outlets on the corners of its lower rear apron.
The interior has fewer trimmings than the concept and comes with switch gear. The vehicle has spacious leg room and room for more luggage.
2017 Mazda CX-4- Engine and Performance
It is expected the sport car will come in two engine variations that the car enthusiast can pick from; the 2.0 liter SKYACTIV-G petrol engine from the CX model and the 1.5 liter SKYACTIV-D diesel engine used by the CX-3. Mazda’s expected 2.5 liter Skyactiv turbo unit could also be another engine version for the car as well as a regular naturally aspirated 2.5 liter Skyactive engine for North America. European and other markets could receive a selection of smaller displacement petrol and diesel engines. On transmission, the choices should possibly include the six speed automatic transmission and the six speed manual transmission options
2017 Mazda CX-4-Price and Release Date
The 2017 Mazda CX-4 has so far not been reliably priced but expect it to go for a price above the price of its predecessor the Mazda CX-3 the $19,990. The car is expected to be released into the market anytime at the beginning 2016. In the midst of competing models and brands such as BMW’s X4 and X6, it yet to be seen how Mazda CX-4 performs in the market.