2017 Mazda CX-4 News, Rumors

Mazda revealed a new coupe 2017 Mazda CX-4 at the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show. The most surprising thing is that the Japanese automobile manufacturer didn’t provide the car’s name. Some months later, the car has resurfaced and is rumored to carry the name, 2017 Mazda CX-4. The new CUV will get significant changes in all aspects. It will come with innovative body, exterior, interior and powertrain.

2017 Mazda CX-4 front

2017 Mazda CX-4 – New Features and Design:

The upcoming Mazda crossover will be based on the Koeru platform. It will get a host of features from CX-3 and CX-5, but will be thoroughly refurbished to resemble a modern mid-size SUV. The car will measure roughly 181.1 inches long, 74.8 inches wide and 59.0 inches high. The entire body will be glazed by sleek lines and curves that will give the car a sporty appearance.

In the front side, 2017 Mazda CX-4 will have a four-bar grille, LED headlights, boomerangs fog lights and daytime running lamps. The rear side will be equipped with a modified bumper, slimmer signature tail lights and redesigned exhaust tips. Other exterior features include: sloping roof, restyled side mirrors and new wheels.

When it comes to the interior, 2017 Mazda CX-4 will have comfortable seats made of soft and luxurious materials. The cabin will be spacious enough to accommodate 5 passengers. There will be a big bonnet to hold personal luggage. The car will offer conducive environment with a fully functional climate control system. Generally, the new CUV will offer comfortable rides in a variety of road surfaces and weather conditions.

Technology wise, 2017 Mazda CX-4 will come with a Mazda Connect Information Display compatible with many digital gadgets. There will also be a McLaren 650 Revolution Counter, digital speedometer and a host of control buttons, including Commander Control Knob. Connectivity features like Bluetooth, USB and Smartphone are highly anticipated in the crossover. Other tech features include a navigation system and a powerful audio system.

The new Mazda car will have both basic and advanced features. The car will be safe and secure with the following features: emergency brakes, seat belts, lane departure warning, park assist, adaptive cruise control and traction control.

2017 Mazda CX-4 interior

2017 Mazda CX-4 – Engine and Performance:

The Mazda crossover will come with two SkyActiv-G petrol engine options. One will be a 2.0-liter I-4 with a capacity of 155 horsepower and 150 lb-ft of torque. The other one will be a 2.5-liter I-4 capable of generating 184 horsepower and 170 lb-ft.

The engines will be paired with a 6-speed manual or 6-speed automatic transmission system. They will offer better performance than the ones fitted in CX-3 and CX-5. Fuel consumption will be around 24 mpg in the cities and 30 mpg on the highways. The powertrain will be fitted with an exhaust system which will completely burn fuel and gases. This will significantly reduce emissions.

Competition:

Main rivals of the new Mazda mid-size SUV include Toyota RAV4, Subaru Forester, Hyundai Tucson, Honda CR-V and Chevy Equinox.

2017 Mazda CX-4 rear

2017 Mazda CX-4 – Expected Price and Release Date:

Starting price of the new Mazda CX-4 crossover will be around $32,000. The automaker is expected to release refurbished models of the same car, and each will carry its own price tag. Release date is expected towards the end of 2016.

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