Mazda Koeru Concept Set for Frankfurt Debut
Mazda’s Koeru Concept has the “power and vitality of a predator”. But what can we expect when it’s revealed in Frankfurt next month?
It was back in 2010 when Mazda last revealed a new concept vehicle and that came in the form of the Shinari Kodo design concept. But at next month’s Frankfurt Motor Show, Mazda’s latest concept, the Koeru Concept, will be unveiled and as you can see from the image above, it promises to be almost menacing.
The Koeru will be a five-door crossover concept and is the brainchild of Luca Zollino, lead designer at Mazda’s European R&D centre in Heesen, Germany.
In Mazda’s own words, the Koeru Concept makes “a bold statement in an increasingly popular and competitive segment”. Adding that it will “surpass existing standards and raise the bar for performance, efficiency and overall value.” Which is rather fitting as the Koeru name actually means to “exceed” or “go beyond” in Japanese.
The design sketch suggests that the Koeru will have more in common with the CX-3 than the CX-5. But don’t be fooled by its coupe-esque shape, the Koeru is expected to seat seven passengers, rivalling the likes of the Kia Sorento. This raises a number of questions as to where it will fit into the range.
We know that a CX-9 is reportedly being released in 2016 and a CX-7 successor is also being developed. Whether the Koeru represents either of those cars remains to be seen in Frankfurt.
According to some reports, the Koeru will be powered by Mazda’s 2.2-litre turbocharged diesel SkyActiv engine and boast plenty of torque.
Production details still remain unclear, but it’s likely that we can expect to see the Koeru’s design cues make their way into future crossovers over the next five years or so.
Mazda said in a press release that “the Koeru expresses the power and vitality of a predator along with a unique level of refined dignity.”
Can’t argue with that! Let’s wait and see…