2015 Frankfurt Motor Show

Will Miata Drivers Ditch Their Roadsters For Mazda's Sporty SUV Concept?

It's damn good looking!

Unfortunately, SUVs are going to rule the streets soon and there’s nothing anybody can do. But if future SUVs look anything like Mazda’s new Koeru concept, we wouldn’t have a problem with that. Mazda is planning to unveil this concept at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September. Koeru means to “exceed” or “go beyond.” Mazda hasn’t released any production plans, but stated that it is “looking to surpass existing standards and raise the bar for performance, efficiency and overall value.”

From the teaser sketches we can see that the concept has a sleek look that channels Mazda’s recently intoxicating designs. Judging from the Koeru’s roofline we can see that it will be roughly the same size as the Mazda CX-3. We wouldn’t be surprised if it was called the CX-4 and slotted behind the CX-5. We usually don’t agree with automakers self-descriptions of cars, but we feel this one is fitting. According to Mazda, the concept “expresses the power and vitality of a predator along with a unique level of refined dignity.” The automaker usually turns its concepts into road-going vehicles without making too many changes. If that stays true here then we'd be really excited to see this new SUV hit the road.

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