Mazda has released a fresh teaser image of what it describes as a "new compact SUV" set to make its debut at the 2019 Geneva International Motor Show in early March.
At first, you might be inclined to think it’s a new CX-3, but it’s worth noting an updated version was revealed as recently as a year ago (with the original having arrived in 2015).
Another – more plausible – theory is that the new model is in fact a global CX-4 (a badge already used in the Chinese market), which logically would slot neatly between the aforementioned CX-3 and the latest CX-5. If it is indeed a CX-4, expect a sleek, almost-coupé-like roofline to dominate the styling.
Whatever it turns out to be, Mazda says the new model will like the latest Mazda3 boast “a more mature Kodo design language” and run on the firm’s new-generation Skyactiv-Vehicle Architecture.
The powertrain line-up will include the latest Skyactiv engines, including the new Skyactiv-X powerplant, which is the world’s first commercial petrol mill to use compression ignition.
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