The 2015 Frankfurt Auto keeps on producing awesome rigs left and right. Now, I bring to you a new concept crossover from Mazda, which is dubbed to Koeru. At first glance, this concept may appear to be something all new for the Japanese automaker, but upon further investigation, it is clearly a preview of a redesigned model.
Ladies and gentlemen, this sleek concept is actually an early glimpse at the redesigned CX-5, which is due out any time now. From the looks of things, Mazda will essentially take what we have already seen from Kodo evolution on the CX-3, which includes headlights that meet the bolder grille, fewer creases on the door panel, a lower hood, redesigned fog lights, a new front splitter and less steep rake on the rear glass, and move it to its big brother.
The taillights on this concept are also inspired by the CX-3, as these are thinner units that give the rear end a wider appearance. One unique feature on the back end of this concept are its bumper-integrated exhaust tips.
In terms of size, the Koeru concept measures 181.1 inches long, 74.8 inches wide, and 59.1 inches tall, which is 1.8 inches longer, 2.4 inches wider, and 8.2 inches shorter in height than the 2016 CX-5. Despite the big difference in body size, the wheelbase of this concept is the same 106.3 inches as the 2016 CX-5..
At the corners, the Koeru concept has a set of 21-inch wheels wrapped up in 265/45R21 rubber. These are some serious shoes for a compact SUV, leading me to believe that we may soon see a performance-oriented CX-5 too.
Mazda didn’t get too deep into the concept’s powertrain other than to say that it’ll be a Skyactiv setup. The automaker also mentioned that the concept will have Jinba-ittai driving performance, which basically means that the crossover connects with the driver to deliver a predictable and fluid driving experience.
As we near the official release of the redesigned CX-5, we’ll likely learn more about this concept, so stay tuned for more details.