Koeru in Japanese means “exceed” or “go beyond” and was inspired by Mazda’s aspiration to deliver value that goes well beyond the existing category norms and standards.
Unveiled in Frankfurt, the concept measures 4,600 mm long, 1,900 mm wide and 1,500 mm tall, giving it a low sporty stance that betrays any off-roading pretentions it might have. In fact, its styling is said to exude “power, vitality and a new level of polished refinement.”
There is enough room inside for up to five passengers, all of who are protected by Mazda’s i-Activsense package of advanced safety technologies and treated to the MZD Connect new generation smartphone-based connectivity system.
Like all of Mazda’s recent models, the Koeru Concept is powered by a SKYACTIV engine that will likely be offered in patrol and diesel variations in the production a CX-7.
The shape of the exterior offers outstanding aerodynamics that optimize air flow over the car and stifle under floor turbulence, while special NVH-suppressing technology helps to deliver a smoother and quieter ride.
Not only does the Mazda Koeru Concept preview the CX-7 crossover, but some of its design elements will likely also show on in the next-generation CX-9. Stay tuned to AutoTribute for more.