Mazda confirms rotary comeback with RX-Vision concept

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TAGS Mazda Coupe Concept Cars Motor Shows Technology Mazda confirms rotary comeback with RX-Vision concept 28 October 2015 by Malcolm Flynn · CarsGuide Mazda RX-Vision rotary concept Mazda RX-Vision rotary concept Mazda RX-Vision rotary concept Mazda RX-Vision rotary concept Mazda RX-Vision rotary concept Mazda RX-Vision rotary concept Mazda RX-Vision rotary concept Mazda RX-Vision rotary concept Mazda RX-Vision rotary concept Mazda RX-Vision rotary concept Fifty years after Mazda took the wraps off the first rotary-powered Cosmo prototype, the SkyActiv brand confirmed it is defying all odds by developing a new SkyActiv-R generation of the wankel engine. Nestled within the long nose of the RX-Vision concept, Mazda boss Masamichi Kogai said the SkyActive-R engine is still some way off, but the brand is committed to “addressing the three key issues with rotary engines — fuel economy, emissions performance and reliability.”The RX-Vision also looks to be more of styling exercise than Mazda’s more production-ready recent concepts, but its long nose, two seat layout likely previews a long-anticipated successor to the classic rotary-powered RX-7 coupe.Driving the rear wheels, the concept rides on the same 2700mm wheelbase as the Mazda3, but short overhangs front and rear result in a 71mm shorter overall length than the 3 hatch.Kogai-san stressed that the brand is focused on delivering the engine’s engineering goals rather than meeting a specific production deadline.   Related articles 2015 Mazda BT-50 off-road review | outback South Australia23 October 2015 by Marcus Craft Ute deals start early16 October 2015 by Joshua Dowling 2015 Toyota HiLux, Ford Ranger and Mazda BT-50 review16 October 2015 by Joshua Dowling Japanese brands reveal concepts ahead of Tokyo16 October 2015 by Craig Duff Hyundai i30 tops sales charts again in September9 October 2015 by Joshua Dowling What to read next Comments Related articles 2015 Mazda BT-50 off-road review | outback South Australia23 October 2015 by Marcus Craft Ute deals start early16 October 2015 by Joshua Dowling 2015 Toyota HiLux, Ford Ranger and Mazda BT-50 review16 October 2015 by Joshua Dowling Japanese brands reveal concepts ahead of Tokyo16 October 2015 by Craig Duff Hyundai i30 tops sales charts again in September9 October 2015 by Joshua Dowling Related pages Mazda Coupe Concept Cars Related cars for sale Search Mazda cars for sale Search Mazda Coupes for sale Get the latest news, reviews and advice every week '); }