Mazda Koeru concept previews coupe-like crossover

Coupe roofline hints at sportier version of Mazda's CX-5 crossover

You always know where you stand with Mazda. Over the last few years, the Japanese firm has previewed its production models with a string of concepts with evocative Japanese names –Hazumi, Takeri, Minagi.

Without fail, each has previewed a subsequent production model almost to the sweep of a designer’s pen.

That means the firm’s latest concept, dubbed Koeru, is sure to reach the road almost unchanged from its current form. A new crossover SUV concept, the car continues Mazda’s ‘Kodo – soul of motion’ design language, used to great effect on the new MX-5, and all of Mazda’s volume production models.

It bears some similarity to the current CX-5 crossover, but touts a sleek roofline quite unlike that of the production car. It’s a hint that Mazda plans to echo some of the premium brands in offering a sportier, coupe-like crossover in addition to its more practical models.

Sitting on 21-inch wheels, Mazda says the Koeru concept has ‘outstanding aerodynamics’ and resulting high-speed stability, with a range of driver-oriented Skyactiv powertrains and sporty suspension settings.

Further details on Mazda's sporty crossover are expected to follow shortly. You can keep up with our Frankfurt motor show coverage by heading over to our Frankfurt show hub page.

Recommended

2023 BMW X5 M spied – update incoming for the lairy Porsche Cayenne Turbo GT rival
BMW X5 M Comp LCI – front
Spy shots

2023 BMW X5 M spied – update incoming for the lairy Porsche Cayenne Turbo GT rival

An updated version of the wild BMW X5 M Competition is nearly ready to join BMW M’s impressive fleet
12 Aug 2022
New high performance Lamborghini Urus derivative breaks Pikes Peak SUV record
Lamborghini Urus Performante pikes – cover
News

New high performance Lamborghini Urus derivative breaks Pikes Peak SUV record

Lamborghini’s incoming top-spec Urus has demolished the Bentley Bentayga’s old Pikes Peak record
10 Aug 2022
Range Rover 2022 review – new generation icon sits in a class of its own
Range Rover 2022 review – front tracking
Reviews

Range Rover 2022 review – new generation icon sits in a class of its own

Doubling down on a Range Rover’s best bits, while polishing some of its worst – the all-new model is everything you expected, and hoped, it would be
22 Jul 2022
Jaguar F-Pace SVR SV Bespoke Edition 1988 debuts
Jaguar F Pace SVR 1988 - front quarter
Jaguar F-Pace

Jaguar F-Pace SVR SV Bespoke Edition 1988 debuts

Jaguar’s excellent F Pace SVR to reference the marque’s 1988 Le Mans win with new SV Bespoke Edition
31 May 2022

Most Popular

Porsche 911 Sally Carrera Special Edition revealed
Porsche Sally Carrera – front quarter
News

Porsche 911 Sally Carrera Special Edition revealed

Porsche’s been collaborating with Pixar on this one-off special that’ll be sold at Car Week for charity
12 Aug 2022
231mph Ultima GTR640 on the Isle of Man – evo Retro
Ultima GTR640
Features

231mph Ultima GTR640 on the Isle of Man – evo Retro

The Ultima GTR640 is one of the fastest accelerating road cars ever built. John Barker channels his inner racer and unleashes it on the Isle of Man TT…
11 Aug 2022
Used car deals of the week
Main used car deals
Advice

Used car deals of the week

In this week's used car deals, we've sourced everything from a Golf R to a McLaren 720S...
10 Aug 2022