Mazda is getting ready to roll out a new SUV concept, and it’s one that will likely be close to production-ready. It’s called the Koeru and the automaker plans to unveil the crossover concept at the upcoming Frankfurt Auto Show. If you’re wondering where the word “koeru” comes from, in Japanese means “to exceed” or “go beyond”.
Mazda’s released one sketch of the sharply styled crossover, the tiny one you see to the left, but isn’t showing or telling us much beyond that at this point. The new 2016 CX-3 crossover, due out this fall, is pictured above.
“As the latest embodiment of Mazda’s KODO-Soul of Motion design theme, Mazda aimed to impart the KOERU with the power and vitality of a wild animal while maintaining a sense of refined dignity,” Mazda said Friday in a release. “The latest SKYACTIV technologies ensure the model provides outstanding environmental performance without compromising on Mazda’s renowned driving pleasure.”
Mazda meanwhile also just unveiled details of its 2016 lineup, which includes the MX-5 Miata, the restyled Mazda6 and CX-5, plus the new CX-3. Mazda points out that it wants to democratize advanced safety technologies like Mazda Cruise Control and Smart Brake Support into even its smallest, most affordable vehicles.
You can get all the lineup details here.