The 2017 Mazda CX-4 has been leaked online by a Chinese website ahead of its official debut at the Beijing Motor Show in July…

MAZDA HAS BEEN TEASING its new CX-4 ahead of its debut at the Beijing Motor Show in July, but now a Chinese website has dumped undisguised images of the thing onto the internet. And it doesn’t look too bad. Yes, no?

Mazda is keeping details about the CX-4 under wraps but has said the new crossover will only be available in China… to start with. Given Australia’s booming love of all things SUV/crossover/Mazda you’d be hard pressed to think the thing won’t eventually come here too.

Anyway, the CX-4 is intended, as the name suggest, between the CX-3 and the CX-5 and, according to the site that leaked the images (Netease) the CX-4 sits on the CX-5 chassis but is slightly longer and lower. Looking at it, it’s plain to see the family resemblance to other Mazdas but there’s also hints of older model Subaru XV in the front and Lexus SUVs in the rear.

Mazda CX-4 spied

There’s a badge on the side of the CX-4 that says 2.5 AWD, but whether that means the current 2.5-litre four-cylinder Skyactiv engine is under the bonnet, or the newer 2.5L engine out of the CX-9 remains to be seen. And, being a Chinese show car, there’s every chance the engine spruiked on this car will bear no relationship to what might power the thing if it ever gets to Australia.

There are more leaked images over at Netease.




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