Mazda CX-4
Model codeGK
Model years2017–2024
AssemblyChina: Changchun, Jilin (FAW Mazda, 2016–2023); Nanjing (Changan Mazda, 2023–2024)[1]
Body and chassis
ClassCompact crossover SUV
Body style5-door SUV
RelatedMazda3 (BM)
Mazda CX-5 (KE)
Transmission6-speed Skyactiv-Drive automatic
Wheelbase2,700 mm (106.3 in)
Length4,633 mm (182.4 in)
Width1,840 mm (72.4 in)
Height1,530–1,535 mm (60.2–60.4 in)
PredecessorMazda CX-7 (China)
Mazda Tribute (China)

The Mazda CX-4 is a compact crossover SUV produced and sold exclusively in China. First introduced at the Beijing Motor Show in April 2016, it was originally manufactured by the joint venture FAW Mazda until 2023, when Changan Mazda acquired 100% of the joint venture.[2][1]


The design of the Mazda CX-4 production car was previewed by the concept, the Mazda Koeru. Positioned above the Mazda CX-3, the CX-4 is more similar to a station wagon in profile, while similar to the CX-5 in size.[3]

The CX-4 is offered with a choice of two Skyactiv straight-four engines: A 2.0-litre (PE-VPS) and a 2.5-litre (PY-VPS).[4] The 2.0-litre Skyactiv-G engine produces 158 hp (117 kW) and the 2.5-litre Skyactiv-G engine produces 192 hp (143 kW). The 2.0-litre engine model is only available as a front wheel drive model and offers a choice between a six-speed manual transmission and the Skyactiv-Drive automatic transmission. The 2.5-litre engine model offers AWD and comes standard with the six-speed automatic transmission.[5]

2020 facelift

The 2020 CX-4 facelift was revealed in late 2019. The facelift brings along redesigned bumpers and radiator grille, as well as new tail light patterns. The powertrain remain the same as the pre-facelift models.[5][6]

Chinese copy controversy

In January 2018, Zotye Auto unveiled its crossover, the Traum MA501, which bears a striking resemblance to the CX-4.[7]


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  2. ^ Tisshaw, Mark (2016-11-18). "Mazda CX-4 coupe-SUV won't come to Europe". Autocar. Retrieved 2018-11-15.
  3. ^ "Mazda CX-4 crossover to be a China-only vehicle, for now". 14 March 2016. Retrieved 2018-02-25.
  4. ^ DeMuro, Doug (2018-01-01). "The Mazda CX-4 and CX-8 Exist in Other Markets". Retrieved 2018-10-09.
  5. ^ a b "2020 Mazda CX-4 facelift is all about the looks". Retrieved 2020-11-02.
  6. ^ "Mazda CX-4 facelift spotted, looks a lot like the CX-30!". Retrieved 2020-11-02.
  7. ^ Wang, Joey (2018-01-29). "Nobody Is Safe For Zotye – Chinese Copy Cat Brands Goes For Mazda". Car News China. Retrieved 2018-11-15.