Mazda has told us that they are developing the Mazda RX-9, which is going to take over from the RX-8, and already we have seen a concept for the vehicle.
Now things just got even more exciting for the Mazda RX-9 when it was said that the vehicle was coming our way in 2019. When it arrives it is going to offer up the 1.6 litre turbocharged rotary engine and this offers up 400 horses.
But now something strange has happened as Mazda have sent us an email that says nothing is yet certain about the Mazda RX-9. The company said that they will launch the vehicle when it is ready but that we shouldn’t expect to see it soon as it is still being developed.
You can check out the response to the email sent below.
“Thank you for contacting Mazda Customer Experience Center.
We appreciate your interest in a future Mazda RX model and while we can confirm that Mazda continues to develop rotary engines, we cannot confirm production of a rotary at this point. Rotaries are one of the signature engineering technologies that define Mazda, and we will continue exploring them to see where they may fit for production applications. While mass production is currently on hold, Mazda has never stopped research and development efforts towards the rotary engine.
RX-VISION represents a vision of the future that Mazda hopes to one day make into reality; a front-engine, rear-wheel drive sports car with exquisite, KODO design-based proportions only Mazda could envision, and powered by the next-generation SKYACTIV-R rotary engine. Although future models and specifications are not available at this time, you will find the most up-to-date information on our current vehicle lines and accessories on our website, www.mazdausa.com. Additionally, our press releases are available on our media website, www.mazdausamedia.com.
Should you have additional questions or feedback, please contact me at the number below and reference your Service request number.”