Mazda to unveil new crossover concept in Frankfurt

Mazda to unveil new crossover concept in Frankfurt

Japanese automaker Mazda has given the world a sneak preview of its new crossover SUV concept the Koeru.

Translating as "go beyond" or "exceed", the Koeru will be revealed in all its glory at next month's Frankfurt International Motor Show (IAA).

The company says that it's looking to surpass existing standards in the increasingly competitive and popular crossover SUV market, as well as raise the bar for performance, efficiency and overall value.

Not much is known as yet about the Koeru apart from the fact that it will have the full line-up of Mazda's SkyActiv technology. This, says the company, will ensure outstanding dynamic performance, fuel economy and safety.

Mazda has also applied its Kodo "Soul of Motion" design language to the vehicle, giving it – as Mazda says – "the power and vitality of a predator as well as a unique level of refined dignity". That low posture that it has and those smooth, elegant proportions that we can see translate as a model very much akin to a coupe, with maybe a nod or two in the general direction of the compact CX-5 or subcompact CX-3.

More details will no doubt be fed to us as we get closer to the IAA, which runs from 17th to 27th September, with press days taking place on 15th and 16th.

Also going on display in Frankfurt will be Mazda's new-generation model line-up, with highlights including an all-new MX-5 complete with accessories as well as several SkyActiv powertrains.