Mazda Teases New Crossover Concept for Frankfurt, Names it Koeru

Mazda Koeru 1 photo
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Mazda seems to enjoy the crossover adventure started by the CX-5 and continued by the CX-3, but they also want to keep pressing in this department with a new model.
Here's when the Koeru crossover concept comes into play. The Japanese are bringing the vehicle at this year's Frankfurt Motor Show, and the prototype's name is a good hint of Mazda's intentions for the future regarding mini-SUVs.

The Japanese word "KOERU" means to "exceed" or "go beyond". That's enough for us to see that Mazda will insist on crossovers in the future, and who can blame them since at the moment the market is demanding this type of cars and sales are through the roof.

As you'd expect, the crossover will be imbued by Mazda's Kodo - Soul of Motion Design philosophy, used to "impart the KOERU with the power and vitality of a wild animal while maintaining a sense of refined dignity."

We'll see about that once the production version shows up, which will probably happen in late 2016 or early 2017.

Looking at the sketch provided by Mazda's PR machinery, it's easy to recognize the familiar grill flanked by the stretched thin headlights continued by flowing shapes.

Yes, a lot of features resemble those introduced by the Mazda CX-3 crossover, but if the Koeru concept is morphed into a production version, it could be a sportier Mazda CX-4 although there is no info on this matter at this point.

In any case, as soon as Mazda gives this model the green light, we should be able to provide spyshots but yet again, it's early to talk about this

We expect mode details to emerge as the Frankfurt Motor Show opening date approaches. Speaking of which, Mazda will have a numerous presence on German ground as the carmaker plans to display 14 vehicles including the Mazda6, Mazda3, Mazda2, Mazda CX-5, Mazda CX-3 and Mazda MX-5.
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