Mazda Has Ruled Out A New RX Model (Again)?

At least according to one company executive.

Only a few weeks ago did we learn that Mazda was officially working on a new and state-of-the-art rotary engine. Our assumption was that this new engine could potentially find its way under the hood of an eventual production version of that gorgeous RX-Vision Concept, which we saw in the flesh at Geneva last month. We figured that a potential RX-9 could debut in 2020 in order to coincide with Mazda’s centenary. According to CarAdvice, we figured wrong.

Mazda Has Ruled Out A New RX Model (Again)?

The Australian publication recently had a chance to speak with a senior Mazda official who stated that there’s “no specific plan to mass-produce the vehicle (RX-Vision).” The official elaborated claiming that “Mazda R&D will continue to look, that’s their dream as engineers. When it comes to business I think we have to study lots of elements, recovering engineering costs, tooling, we have to be realistic.” The guy went on to state that the new MX-5 RF and roadster are what Mazda has to offer in terms of sports cars. If, however, Mazda continues to earn a profit and “can afford more engineering resources, we can again talk about new concepts or visions or whatever…that’s where we are.”

I also encountered similar statements when I asked some Mazda officials at Geneva about a new RX model. Despite their denials, they were very eager to show off the RX-Vision Concept and all of its fine details. Let’s hope their enthusiasm for that concept translates to a road-going version in the near future.

Mazda Has Ruled Out A New RX Model (Again)?

Mazda Has Ruled Out A New RX Model (Again)?

Mazda Has Ruled Out A New RX Model (Again)?

Mazda Has Ruled Out A New RX Model (Again)?

Mazda Has Ruled Out A New RX Model (Again)?

Mazda Has Ruled Out A New RX Model (Again)?

3 Comments

  1. Better if dash board gauges resembled original Jag XKE. 2 large gauges for Tach and speedometer, and smaller gauges for oil pressure, voltmeter, etc. Also, hoping for convertible version.

  2. With the proven technology demonstrated in cars like the Porsche 918 that combine gas power and electric power for performance and economy, this car is very possible. A rotary powered
    Mazda is not only needed it is a hallmark of the brand. Recouping engineering costs is the biter though. Mazda can’t build a car that they will have to sell in the neighborhood of Porsche and Corvette. It won’t have the market support given the recent RX-8 history. The FD Rx-7, while a great car, was on the upper edge of pricing for Mazda. If the pricing stayed in line with the Mustang GT, then it could sell like hot cakes.

  3. que saquen el modelo tal y como lo han mostrado que estudien las posibilidades necesarias de ingenieria y que lo hagan con todo respeto que no se hagan tontos emocionan a los que somos apasionados por los autos y luego se acobardan que lo hagan yo quiero el mio cuando salga grasias.

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