We have heard plenty of rumors going around about the fact that Mazda are developing the RX-9 and it has been said that the vehicle is going to come out next year, but as it is so expensive to produce it will be a build to order vehicle.
Now the rumors have been proven wrong as Mazda has answered queries and they have said that they are only going to develop the Mazda RX-9 when they have the perfect rotary engine. This is the engine that will be mounted on the front of the vehicle and which is going to power the wheels at the back.
Mazda said that they are going to mass produce the RX-9 and it is going to be based on the RX-Vision. However they are putting the production of it on hold until they have the perfect powertrain for commercial use. They didn’t say anything about the vehicle being made to order and you can see the full press release 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.
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