We are all pretty aware that this Japanese manufacturer is getting closer to the premium segment with every new model. One of the newest proofs is an all-new crossover 2019 Mazda CX-4. Unlike most of the Mazda models that are offered all around the world, it looks like this one will be offered exclusively on the Chinese market. Still, we won’t exclude a possibility to see it in North America soon.
Compared to the rest of the company’s crossover lineup, this one comes with a little bit different body style, something like a coupe crossover layout. So far, this design approach was reserved for premium carmakers only, so we can easily realize Mazda’s intentions. Just like other models from Mazda, this one will also be on par with premium cars in many aspects, including quality, styling, interior design and much more. Expect to see the new 2019 CX-4 on market in next few months.
2019 Mazda CX-4 Design
The 2019 Mazda CX-4 will be an all-new model. So far, it is certain that the new crossover will be available in China. There are no reports about U.S. or European version, though we won’t exclude this possibility for the future. The new model will be based on the company’s entry-level crossover CX-3. It will ride on the same platform, though we will see some tweaks in terms of dimensions. The new crossover will feature a little bit longer wheelbase, in order to provide more space of overall premium approach. Still, it will keep similar width, which means that the crossover won’t be too big and that it won’t be lost qualities in terms of dynamics.
In terms of styling, the 2019 Mazda CX-4 will feature a completely new shape, never seen before by this manufacturer. We are about to see a coupe-like four-door layout, with a sloping roof and design characteristics usual for premium segment.
2019 Mazda CX-4 Interior
On the inside, the 2019 Mazda CX-4 will come in Mazda’s usual manner. We are about to see upscale interior materials and dashboard layout characterized by plenty of horizontal lines. Pretty much a premium-like layout, highlighted by a large tablet-like touchscreen. Of course, expect a long list of standard features, both in terms of tech&gadgetry and active safety systems. In terms of practicality, we expect quite a decent interior space, considering the overall layout. Still, don’t expect a miracle on rear bench and in the cargo area.
2019 Mazda CX-4 Engines
When it comes to the powertrain. Ths company will focus on SkuActive engines at first. Base models will use a familiar 2.0-liter engine that is good for about 158 horsepower. On the other side, higher-grade models will come with a bigger 2.5-liter unit, which delivers around 190 horses.
In the future, we should also see a brand-new SkyActive X engine, probably in about three years, when the time for a mid-cycle refresh comes. The new technology brings a lot of benefits in various aspects. Compared to current gasoline engines, expect about 30% better efficiency and 30% more power. The first mass-production compression-ignition gasoline engine should debut in the next-generation Mazda 3.
Of course, if the new model comes to Europe sometimes, expect an oil-burner in the offer as well. All models should come with a 6-speed automatic transmission.
2019 Mazda CX-4 Release Date and Price
The new 2019 Mazda CX-4 had its debut earlier in the year at the Beijing car show. We expect the new model to hit the Chinese market in next few months. When it comes to the price, more details will be known soon.