Mazda: Lack Of Rotary Means No RX-9
The Mazda RX-Vision concept has been revealed and this would be the successor to the RX-8, however there is no guarantee that the RX-9 would ever get produced despite the concept.
Mazda recently revealed an email that suggests that the company is still at work on the next generation of the rotary engine and this means that the company is unable to go ahead with the development of the RX-9.
There is some good news though and this is that the rotary development program is now in a new stage and it isn’t going to be too long before it is ready for launch. However don’t hold your breath as the RX-9 is not going to be making its arrival anytime in the near future. You can check out the email 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.”