Mazda CX-4 Coupe Rendering Looks Sexy Yet Impractical

An all-new Mazda crossover that combines the sleekness of the 6 sedan with the ruggedness of the CX-5 is not likely to be ignored. Only days after being presented at the Beijing Motor Show, the CX-4 is getting its first renderings from none other than Theophilus Chin.
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Photo: Theophilus Chin
Mazda CX-4 Coupe Rendering Looks Sexy Yet ImpracticalMazda CX-4 Coupe Rendering Looks Sexy Yet Impractical
Mercedes, Renault, and other European automakers are steadily phasing out the 3-door hatchbacks for more practical 5-door ones. Electric motors to wind down windows and door locks seem cheap when you have to develop a digital dash.

However, Mazda didn't have any extra doors to begin with, so we have no hope of the CX-4 Coupe making it into production. Just like the Mazda6 Coupe, it will live on in the creative parts of our brains.

To make the 3-door body, Theophilus played around with the proportions of the rear a little bit. The outcome resembles a shooting brake with a short nose. From all angles, these images remind us of the famous Koeru concept car that previewed the CX-4.

The naming scheme Mazda came up with is nothing like that of BMW, as this is nothing like the CX-3. So it's not like the X4, which is a coupe version of the X3. The wheelbase of the coupe-like model is identical to the CX-5 while the overall length is 4,633mm.

Everyone is still hoping that the new crossover model isn't just for China. Even the specs are compelling if you ask us. Basic CX-4 models will be sold as front-wheel drive units with a 2-liter Skyactiv-G producing 116 kW (156 hp). The 2.5-liter model comes fully loaded with all-wheel drive and larger 19-inch wheels. However, all will feature MacPherson strut front suspension and a multi-link setup in the back. With only 400 liters of space, the trunk of this crossover is not the biggest in the business, yet it won't embarrass you either.

Competition for a Mazda crossover coupe would be almost nonexistent. There's the MINI Paceman that's about to get the boot, followed by the Range Rover Evoque. Even Lamborghini decided to give the Urus two extra doors, despite what that means for the lineage. But Mazda isn't the sort of company that adds body styles just because they look good.
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Mihnea's favorite cars have already been built, the so-called modern classics from the '80s and '90s. He also loves local car culture from all over the world, so don't be surprised to see him getting excited about weird Japanese imports, low-rider VWs out of Germany, replicas from Russia or LS swaps down in Florida.
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