The Mazda Koeru concept was unveiled at the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show (2015 IAA) just last week and the company is already begun testing its production version, if these spyshots are to go by. The company is testing the concept’s production version in China, as seen in these spy shots originally published by Sina Auto News.
The test mule although being heavily camouflaged, hints that the production version is strikingly close the concept version, in terms of both structure and design. The features on the front fascia, side profile and rear-end as well as the roof apparently include only those tweaks that would make the concept road-legal. It loses the dramatic appeal but still looks as sporty as the concept with the fastback design and muscular stance. The interior is also similar to the company’s current models.
The production version appears to be of size of a C-segment crossover and naturally, hints at ‘CX-7’ successor, but the Chinese report calls it the Mazda CX-4. The report from Beijing claims that the CX-4 will enter production for the Chinese market in March 2016 and the China-spec model will come with 2.0-litre and 2.5-litre SKYACTIV naturally aspirated four-cylinder petrol engines, both being linked to a 6-speed manual transmission.
There’s no word on European launch and specifications at this time.
Mazda Koeru concept production version – Image Gallery (Spy Shots)
[Source: Sina Auto News]