The new model 2018 Mazda CX-4 crossover has been spotted in Australia, which indicates an imminent launch. However, it remains to be seen if the car gets launched in other countries or not. Mazda, the Japanese car giant is trying its best to expand market share and it is focusing on compact crossover and SUV segment.
That explains why the company is unveiling the CX-4 model in selected markets. Originally unveiled for China a year back the CX 4 crossover sits beneath the popular CX-5 model in Mazda portfolio.
2018 Mazda CX-4 – Soul of Motion Design Language
Like most of the cars in Mazda’s portfolio, the upcoming 2018 Mazda CX-4 is also based on the company’s famous Soul of Motion design language. It is sporty and aerodynamic- to begin with. It looks somewhat wagon-like compared to the CX-5 though. Design cues taken from bigger sibling CX-5 are there but you cannot call it a miniature version of the latter as well! It is also somewhat similar to the company’s much-touted Koeru concept. The CX -4 may have a few trims, just like its siblings and it will be sold in some enticing metallic hues.
The cabin of 2018 CX-4 is likely to be sleek and well designed. Of late, Mazda has been focusing on enhancing material quality in all cars in its lineup and the 2018 Mazda CX -4 should not be an exception. So, you can expect flexible seating and enough space to store small items like gadgets in the cabin. The top trims may get leather seats and amenities like climate control are likely to be there.
Like most of the current generation vehicle from the stable of Mazda, the new CX 4 is likely to be equipped with lots of amenities. It will also be sold with embedded advanced safety technologies. The expected safety features are several airbags, traction control, lane keeps assist, Mazda Radar Cruise Control and automatic braking at low speeds. Mazda will deploy collision avoidance tech in the car but it is not clear if those will be kept optional or not.
2018 Mazda CX-4 – Engine Performance
The 2018 Mazda CX-4 is likely to be equipped with powerful engines which fall into the company’s SkyActiv class powertrain. So, you can expect a 2.0-liter engine and another 2.5 liters with varying outputs.
Both engines are likely to feature enhanced mileage and they may get clubbed with six-speed automatic transmission gearbox. However, it is not known if the company will offer the model with diesel and hybrid powertrains.
2018 Mazda CX-4 – Cost and Launch Date
The exact pricing of 2018 Mazda CX-4 is yet to be announced by the carmaker. However, it will definitely be priced lower than the CX-5 model. The release date may be in mid-2018.
Summing it up
The 2018 Mazda CX-4 is a nice compact crossover that is being era died for release. It is aimed at urban buyers who want a versatile car for regular usage. However, a few details are yet to be announced. The success will also depend on final pricing.