Mazda Previews Future Crossover With Koeru Concept

Jason Siu
by Jason Siu

Mazda is giving a glimpse into its future at the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show with the Koeru crossover concept.

Designed with Kodo Soul of Motion design language, the Mazda Koeru concept “offers sporty yet delightfully refined styling and driving performance,” according to the Japanese automaker. Essentially, the concept serves as a preview of a coupe version for the existing CX-5 and there’s even a possibility that Mazda will simply name the production model CX-4.

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As for the concept’s name, Koeu literally means “exceed” or “go beyond” in Japanese and that’s exactly what Mazda hopes to do with the crossover by delivering value that goes well beyond current offerings in the fast-growing segment. On the outside, the Koeru concept represents an evolution of the Kodo design theme adapted to a crossover vehicle, sporting LED lights and front and rear fenders that extend toward large wheels.

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The concept rides on a 106.3-inch wheelbase and measures 181.1-inches long, 74.8-inches wide and 59.1-inches tall. It features the company’s i-Activsense advanced safety technologies that are designed to help prevent or reduce the damage resulting from an accident. It also shows off the company’s new-generation car-connectivity system, Mazda Connect, aimed to support safe driving and driver concentration with its unique human machine interface (HMI) concept called the Heads-Up Cockpit concept.

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Jason Siu
Jason Siu

Jason Siu began his career in automotive journalism in 2003 with Modified Magazine, a property previously held by VerticalScope. As the West Coast Editor, he played a pivotal role while also extending his expertise to Modified Luxury & Exotics and Modified Mustangs. Beyond his editorial work, Jason authored two notable Cartech books. His tenure at saw him immersed in the daily news cycle, yet his passion for hands-on evaluation led him to focus on testing and product reviews, offering well-rounded recommendations to AutoGuide readers. Currently, as the Content Director for VerticalScope, Jason spearheads the content strategy for an array of online publications, a role that has him at the helm of ensuring quality and consistency across the board.

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  • RacerCG RacerCG on Sep 15, 2015

    Looks nice, but where's the CX-9 replacement? It's getting very long in the tooth...

    • Jose Calixto Jose Calixto on Sep 15, 2015

      next year will be out around 1st quarter with a 4 cylinder turbo

  • Smartacus Smartacus on Sep 15, 2015

    Same height as a Mitsubishi Mirage (according to Wikipedia) Yet that ground clearance looks higher than a Subaru XV