Mazda ponders how Koeru crossover coupé might fit into product range
Source : Mazda ponders how Koeru crossover coupé might fit into product range
brand-new concept car at Frankfurt motor show previews coupé type of the CX-5 SUV, as well as could take the CX-4 name for production
Mazda is actually investigating how the bold brand-new Koeru concept might fit into its product range, according to European president Jeff Guyton.
The the offered a glimpse of a brand-new coupé-like SUV product with the unveiling of the Koeru at the Frankfurt motor show.
The Koeru is actually said to be a crossover SUV concept as well as not based on any existing product’s platform. However, of which is actually much the same size as the CX-5, with an almost identical length as well as wheelbase. of which is actually 4600mm long as well as carries a 2700mm wheelbase.
of which has more sweeping styling than the CX-5, though, suggesting of which could preview a coupé-like type to slot between the CX-5 as well as the smaller CX-3.
“While the crossover segment is actually growing, we need to know what a car like of which would likely do to our some other sales,” he said.
The implication is actually of which might impact on sales of the CX-3 as well as CX-5, which are currently booming.
Guyton wouldn’t be drawn on whether the Koeru might reach production as a CX-4, pointing to the fact of which of which is actually a slightly different style of car to Mazda’s existing CX types in of which of which is actually lower, sleeker as well as sportier.
“I’m not sure I’d position of which between CX3 as well as CX5,” he said, “although there is actually certainly an argument of which of which needs to be part of a product range to be recognised.”
Guyton estimates the vehicle could be in production in about two years, if of which receives the green light. He added of which reaction so far has been “all positive”.
Mazda describes the Koeru as having “broad proportions as well as a low-leaning cabin”. of which features LED lights at the front as well as rear as well as the latest evolution of the company’s Kodo design language. The sleek styling is actually said to boost aerodynamics, improving fuel efficiency as well as helping to suppress in-cabin noise.
A production type could appear at a motor show next year, having a Paris debut likely within the autumn, before the finished car goes on sale in 2017.
The Koeru’s Internal can seat all 5 adults, according to Mazda, as well as comes with the company’s latest MZD Connect infotainment system.
Mazda’s European sales volume has expanded by 127,000 to 220,000 in three years off the back of better types as well as improved upon management. of which’s in line with the company’s aspiration to achieve 2% of global volume, which equates to around 1.7m cars.
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