Report: New developments say Mazda RX 9 is confirmed for production
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  • 2015 Tokyo - Mazda RX-Vision Concept
  • 2015 Tokyo - Mazda RX-Vision Concept
  • 2015 Tokyo - Mazda RX-Vision Concept
  • 2015 Tokyo - Mazda RX-Vision Concept
  • 2015 Tokyo - Mazda RX-Vision Concept
  • 2015 Tokyo - Mazda RX-Vision Concept
  • 2015 Tokyo - Mazda RX-Vision Concept
  • 2015 Tokyo - Mazda RX-Vision Concept
  • 2015 Tokyo - Mazda RX-Vision Concept
  • 2015 Tokyo - Mazda RX-Vision Concept
  • 2015 Tokyo - Mazda RX-Vision Concept
  • 2015 Tokyo - Mazda RX-Vision Concept

Rumors with Mazda are giving all of us car nuts a headache again with rumors bouncing back and forth. Just recently, Motoring.com in Australia reported that a committee associated to Mazda approved the project of an RX successor. The discovery is sourced to a recent article on a Japanese automobile magazine page.

This conflicts with the last report surrounding the RX, indicating that Mazda officials downplayed the production RX-VISION concept. The production concept would essentially be named the RX-9, as hinted by a patent filing.

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Despite the one conflicting report compromising the RX’s possibility for production, many other recent events imply the car will eventually happen. The introduction of the RX-VISION concept plus a separate patent filing for a 400 horsepower rotary engine proves Mazda is taking the project seriously. That new rotary is supposedly named the SKYACTIV-R concept, displacing 1.6-liters with a twin-rotor setup. Major technical changes include the use of turbocharging, a first since the last RX-7 “FD” from the 1990s, and diesel-style compression ignition, eliminating the use of spark plugs.

A low curb weight of 1,300 kilograms, or 2,866 pounds is expected, allowing for a greater power-to-weight ratio, excellent handling, and fuel economy.

– By: Chris Chin

Source: Holiday Auto Japan via Motoring.com.au

Photo Source: Holiday Auto Japan


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  • Shane Rotary man

    Good news, let rx7 Fd live again.