Mazda Koeru Concept Looks to Jazz Up the SUV Market
If you’re looking for a little zest in the family-friendly crossover market, Mazda would appear to have you covered. The automaker recently teased its upcoming crossover SUV concept car, the Mazda Koeru, which will debut in September at the Frankfurt Motor Show. “Koeru” in Japanese means to “exceed” or “go beyond,” which Mazda expresses it looks to do by pushing the standards of the crossover market. The Koeru concept furthers the company’s lauded “Kodo” design language, as referenced by the angular shield-shaped grille and defined yet organic body lines. It’s a design—at least in this early render—that isn’t far-flung of the current Mazda CX-5 and all-new CX-3 crossover SUVs, though it does evolve the breed with a lower roofline. RELATED: Check Out the No-Nonsense 2016 Mazda MX-5 Cup Edition
The new concept car is widely expected to highlight a successor for the long-lived Mazda CX-9 SUV, which remains a lingering model from the company’s partnership with Ford. If true, expect the Koeru concept to boast seating for seven and a footprint a tad larger than the current CX-5.
Mazda will showcase the rest of its 2016 vehicle lineup at the auto show as well, in addition to three members of its fuel-efficient Skyactiv engine family—the 2.5, 2.2 diesel, and 1.5-liter four-cylinders. Mazda hints that the Koeru concept car won’t be just a runway model either, but a technical demonstrator as well, however no mention is given of which engine it will receive.
Stay tuned for more as the Frankfurt Motor Show kicks off on September 17.
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