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Mazda: RX-9 not coming in 2020

Mazda says it’s already too late to introduce a rotary sports car to celebrate its 100 year anniversary, as it seeks to firm up its financials before it dives head first into a halo product...

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Mazda confirms new rotary concept for 2017 Tokyo motor show
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Mazda confirms new rotary concept for 2017 Tokyo motor show

A new Mazda concept car featuring a rotary engine is destined for the 2017 Tokyo motor show, which starts in late October. At the Frankfurt motor show, Matsuhiro Tanaka, Mazda's head of research and development in Europe, told AutoExpress, "With the Tokyo Motor Show we will be introducing a new design concept — you can think of it as an evolution of theme of the RX Vision"...


Mazda working on 'fundamental and structure issues of rotary engine', no electrified RX model
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Mazda working on 'fundamental and structure issues of rotary engine', no electrified RX model

Mazda has confirmed that work is continuing on the resurrection of a rotary-powered sports car, which will not be hybridised, however the fundamental issues of that type of engine remain a challenge. Having introduced the Mazda RX Vision at the Tokyo motor show last year, the company has made it one of its internal missions to bring back a rotary sports car of some sort...


Mazda 'RX-9' still on the production backburner
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Mazda 'RX-9' still on the production backburner

The Mazda RX-Vision concept that stole the Tokyo motor show last November remains on the production slow-burn, with plans to make it for the road seemingly still in their infancy. The gorgeous RX-Vision concept captured minds and hearts alike when it premiered six-months ago, while it also gave a glimpse at where Mazda was at with the rotary engine — its spiritual hallmark...


Mazda MX-5 AWD, new turbo rotary hero both ‘possible’
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Mazda MX-5 AWD, new turbo rotary hero both ‘possible’

Although cagey on the topic, the man in charge of all-wheel-drive development for Mazda reckons there’s no reason the new 2016 MX-5 couldn’t be fitted with an AWD system - if the driving dynamics weren’t affected, and if the market wanted it...


Mazda RX-9 previewed with RX-Vision rotary concept at Tokyo motor show
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Mazda RX-9 previewed with RX-Vision rotary concept at Tokyo motor show

Perhaps the biggest unveiling at today's Tokyo motor show is the Mazda RX-VISION sports car concept, a rotary-engined concept which represents what we are likely to see from an upcoming Mazda RX-9. As reported yesterday, Mazda has confirmed that a next-generation rotary engine is currently in development, though the company hasn't given a firm timeline or any exact specifics as to the engine's availability or capability...