Seen in Frankfurt: Mazda KOERU Concept

One more item from the Frankfurt Motor Show is worth noting (as last week we noted five other vehicles) because without a doubt, this is the best vehicle that I saw on display: the Mazda KOERU concept.

One more item from the Frankfurt Motor Show is worth noting (as last week we noted five other vehicles) because without a doubt, this is the best vehicle that I saw on display: the Mazda KOERU concept.

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KOERU Concept sketch

The word koeru means exceed or go beyond in Japanese.

This is a five-passenger crossover that uses the Mazda KODO design language that we’ve looked at many times before.

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The thing about the KOERU that’s so appealing is the fact that it looks as though this is a car that Mazda could put into production right now.

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Below the greenhouse it resembles the production Mazda6, and above it there is a sleek greenhouse (though one could imagine that the backseat passengers would either need to be somewhat short and certainly not wear stovepipe hats).

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Real Mazda6

In terms of the KOERU’s dimensions:

Length: 181.1 in.

Wheelbase: 106.3 in.

Width: 74.8 in.

Height: 59 in.

Which is different than the Mazda6:

Length: 192.7 in.

Wheelbase: 111.4 in.

Width: 72.4 in.

Height: 57.1 in.

Still, the resemblance is there, and given the abiding popularity of crossovers, it wouldn’t be entirely surprising to learn that the CX3 and the CX5 are getting a new stable mate.