Mazda CX-4 Crossover Unveiled in China with No Plans for U.S. Yet


The Mazda CX-4 has been unveiled at the 2016 Beijing Auto Show, and there are no plans yet to bring the crossover to North America.

As the latest vehicle to enter Mazda’s lineup with the brand’s new design language and SkyActiv technology, the CX-4 has a trendy coupe-like SUV profile and looks like a jacked-up Mazda3 hatchback with 7.8 inches of ground clearance.

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Front-wheel-drive versions of crossover will be powered by a 2.0-liter gas engine, while models equipped with Mazda’s all-wheel-drive system will have a 2.5-liter four-cylinder gas engine under the hood. A six-speed manual is available with the smaller engine, while a six-speed automatic is optional but standard on the 2.5L unit.

The Mazda CX-4 goes on sale in China in June. There has been no indication of whether Mazda will bring the CX-4 to North America, but with the popularity of compact crossover here, it wouldn’t be a surprise if it’s made available here one day.

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  • BernardP

    The CX-5 is the jacked-up, compact SUV version, of the CX-3. The CX-4 is a squashed-down CX-5, but not to the point of becoming a CX-3 again.

    OK now, can we get a proper CX-7, to fill the gap between the CX-5 and the new CX-9?

  • Inexplicable_1

    Sorry man, you have that wrong. The CX-3 is based on the new generation Mazda 2. The 2 used to be sold here, Mazda redesigned it and issued a new generation but at the last minute canceled it for the US market. You can get a 2 sedan as a Scion at your local Toyota/Scion dealership, or get a CUV version as a Mazda CX-3. The CX-5 is based on a modified version of the Mazda 3 platform. This new CX-4 is a flattened version of the CX-5. They have the same wheelbase and similar length and width dimensions.

  • Inexplicable_1

    I drive an ’04 Mazda 6S V6 5MT hatchback, and this car would be the perfect replacement for mine as long as it came with the turbo 2.5 that’s about to debut in the CX-9 here, as well as a 6-speed manual transmission. And Mazda needs to start selling manual versions again as loaded models. Not everyone buys a manual to be thrifty and get the “stripper” model. Some of us want a Grand Touring level Mazda but with a manual. Like my current car… with heated leather, moonroof, and Bose.

  • BernardP

    You are right. I had a brain freeze… What I meant is:

    “The CX-5 is the jacked-up, SUV version of the Mazda3. The CX-4 is a squashed-down CX-5, but not to the point of becoming a Mazda3 again.”
    So my initial post made no sense. Sorry, and thanks for pointing out my mistake.