Mazda CX-4 Photos Leak in China Ahead of Its Official Debut

Jason Siu
by Jason Siu

Photos of the Mazda CX-4 have leaked ahead of the crossover’s official debut.

The Japanese automaker earlier teased photos of the new CX-4 and now a Chinese website has released photos of it in its entirety. As expected, the Mazda CX-4 looks like a sportier version of the CX-5 thanks to its lower and longer profile. The model will reportedly be exclusive to the Chinese market at launch, but we would be shocked if the Japanese automaker didn’t bring it to North America.

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The front of the new Mazda CX-4 is a more streamlined version of the CX-5 and, according to the Chinese website Netease, it shares its wheelbase with the CX-5 but is around four inches longer and five inches lower. The company previewed the CX-4 with the Koeru concept and it stays true to its design.

On the particular model spied, it sports a 2.5 AWD badge, hinting that it will likely be powered by the same 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine found in the Mazda3, Mazda6 and CX-5. The website also says that Mazda intends to add a 2.0-liter four cylinder to the lineup, but it’s unclear if that mill will head to the U.S.

The Mazda CX-4 will make its official debut at the 2016 Beijing Motor Show this July.

[Source: Netease via Car and Driver]

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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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