2017 Mazda CX-7 spied in China?
The Mazda Koeru Concept which was revealed at the Frankfurt Motor Show has spied testing in China, but it’s not known whether it’ll see a 2017 Mazda CX-7 revival.
MAZDA HASN’T SUGGESTED what the Koeru Concept might end up as in production guise, and the rumour mill has, at times, suggested it would be the new CX-9 due out next year (it isn’t) or maybe the CX-4 or even a revived CX-7. The CX-7 was discontinued in 2012.
At the time of the reveal, Mazda said: “The Mazda KOERU demonstrates Mazda’s unique and daring interpretation of a crossover vehicle, proposed for the fast-growing crossover market. Featuring the full suite of Mazda’s new-generation SKYACTIV Technologies and designed under the ‘KODO – Soul of Motion’ design language, the concept offers sporty yet delightfully refined styling and driving performance”.
The spy pictures here come courtesy of Auto Sina which has suggested the camouflaged Koeru Concept here will end up as the CX-4 which would slot between the CX-3 and CX-5, however, I think that’s unlikely, and it’s more likely to return as the CX-7.
The KOERU is a five-seater measuring 4600mm (L) × 1900mm (W) × 1500mm (H), with a wheelbase of 2700mm. Indeed, these measurements come close to that of the old CX-7, lending weight to the argument that the Koeru hints at a new CX-7 (4693mm L; 1872mm W; 1645mm H; and 2750mm wheelbase).