Mazda Koeru Crossover Concept

During this year’s Frankfurt Auto show held recently, Mazda
showcased with a new crossover concept dubbed the “Mazda
Koeru”. The name which is in Japanese is translated to mean “go
beyond” or ‘exceed’ in English and signalizes Mazda’s endeavor
to surpass existing motoring standards and raise performance
levels in all quarters.

The automaker has not communicated information on what brand
the concept previews or whether the model will make actually
make it to production. However, the Mazda Koeru concept looks
like a preview of the Mazda CX-9 or a remodeled design of the
CX-7 which was discontinued three years ago.

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Mazda Koeru Crossover Concept

Mazda Koeru Exterior Specs

The exterior of the Mazda Koeru showcases the advancement of
Mazda’s Kodo design language. The Koeru concept model measures
181.3 inches long, 74.8 inches wide and 59.1 inches tall. It
has a wheelbase of 106.3 inches. Its look appears to be compact
and more athletic with smooth lines all over the body.

The auto maker has paid a great deal of attention on the
vehicle’s aerodynamics where the design has optimized on
airflow over the upper body; we also understand that the under
belly has also been engineered  so as to minimize air
turbulence At the front, the vehicle features a large,
heptagonal grille featuring Mazda’s emblem at the center top.
The front also features muscular front fenders and slim
headlights with LED technology.

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Except for the aggressive front bumper and thinner headlights,
the front of the Koeru is similar to that of the 2016 Mazda
CX-5 or that of the 2016 Mazda CX-3. At the rear, the Koeru
features small horizontal taillights, large exhaust outlets and
a sloping roof and tailgate which give this crossover model a
coupe-like look which is enhanced by the blacked-out pillars.
The vehicle stands on 21-inch wheels. We expect most of the
styling cues of this five-door crossover to be featured in
other Mazda’s production models later on.

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Mazda Koeru Concept image from Frankfurt Auto Show

Mazda Koeru Interior

Since this is just a concept vehicle, there are usually minimal
interior specs to talk about. From what we have seen, the Koeru
will accommodate 7 passengers just as rival brands like the Kia
Sorent. The vehicle features Mazda’s Head-Up Cockpit
car-connectivity system.

The Koeru also showcases Mazda’s i-ACTIVSENSE safety package
which composes intelligent cruise control, lane departure
warning, rear collision alert and headlights which can be
switched between full and low beam and that also point to the
steering direction. The Koeru Crossover concept also features
Mazda’s breakthrough NVH technology which reduces noise and
vibration inside the cabin translating to quieter rides.

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Mazda Koeru SUV Concept Engine

Mazda didn’t disclose any information about power-trains that
will drive the Koeru, all the automaker revealed is that the
vehicle would employ the automaker’s latest SkyActiv
technology.

Our analysis of the vehicle suggests the automaker could place
a 2.5 L 4-cylinder turbocharged unit or a 2.2 L turbocharged
diesel SkyActive engine under its hood. We will inform you of
the engine the automaker decides to go with if the vehicle
makes it to production.

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Price and Release date

Since this is a concept vehicle, there are no prices or release
date to talk about. However, check this site regularly to get
first hand information on this and other models. If the
automaker decides to take the Mazda Koeru into production, we
will be the first to inform you.