Mazda has announced the comeback of their rotary powered lineup which will make a return for the brand this year in the form of the 2017 Mazda RX-9 vehicle. The last rotary powered model ceased to exist in 2012 and was the RX-8 of course and after it there were not any more. As the fan’s cravings for such a car have risen, Mazda has decided to offer not one but two such vehicle so besides the RX-9 we might also get the RX-7 very soon as well.
What made us believe and rather confirmed out assumptions about the release of this model is that Mazda has pattered the name for this vehicle in a Japanese patent office in Hiroshima, which immediately fueled our interest and led us to believe that the car is coming soon. 2017 marks the anniversary of the rotor engine, while the year 2020 is the when the 100-year anniversary of the company is going to be, so we are expecting some kind of a vehicle now, at least a concept one while something special is being preserved for the centennial.
Mazda’s first rotary powered car made its debut in 1967 and was the Mazda Cosmo, which then pawed the way for others to come out. Thus this 2017 Mazda RX-9 is supposed to celebrate the release of the Cosmo and they are planning to make it a coupe version which will adopt both the features of the recently released RX-7 and the new MX-5 vehicle which has just made its debut. This will make the car both sporty and stylish as it adopts both features and characteristics of these vehicles. All the news about the 2017 Mazda RX-9 can be found in this review so find out what the future holds for this brand.
2017 Mazda RX-9 release date and price
The announcement of the new 2017 Mazda RX-9 and the aforementioned RX-7 cars is something that has excited us and lead us to believe that the comeback of the rotary powered cars from Mazda is close at hand. In fact it appears that we might wait a while still to receive the actual production level vehicle. Despite them being announced or actually rumored for the 2017 model year a more likely scenario is that the release is going to be a little bit later.
One scenario suggest us getting a concept vehicle now while a production car is on the way in 2020. This may give enough time for the production crew to work out all the kinks and produce a great car which will come just right on time for the anniversary of Mazda. Without a release date currently we are fairly certain that we believe this scenario of happening and unless something new appears in a staggering turn of events, we are going to get a concept 2017 Mazda RX-9 during next year while a production level car is going to be released a bit later, assumable by 2020. Thus the pricing still remains unknown as there are no official statements given about the potential price of the car.
2017 Mazda RX-9 exterior and interior news
Until the 2017 Mazda RX-9 gets released the information about its looks and appearances are very scarce. But there have been some breakthrough on our part in finding out some details how it might end up looking. The majority is because of the leaks and some spy photos that got to be released or have been seen. There are some similarities to the previous one but more or less it seems much more different than before.
The greatest news came about the materials that are going to be utilized for the vehicle. Much of the details that were released so far indicate that we are going to get a much lighter car compared to the RX-8. Thanks to the carbon fiber and aluminum accents, the car is going to come with a 180 pounds loss from before. They are also adapting the Mazda’s Skyactive Technology which was used for the Miata model and which gave some great results there.
The car is going to be offered as a two-concept first which will have a smoother and more elegant chassis than before. The technology and the design which graces the new RX-7 and some styling details from the MX-5 are going to be combined here and we are expected to get a car which will have the properties of both. The RX-7 is a new automobile and we may get to see the same kind of headlights and a front side which is going to be one of the best parts of the car as well.
The inside is the biggest mystery till now and we can only assume that they can try to make it similar as the vehicles that they have based it on. The concept will certainly have some fine leather inclusions and a comfortable seating arrangement which will be bolstered even further with advanced technology and features making it even more contemporary. There are many things that can change when the concept model gets released and even till the production model hits the pavement as well. So for now we have only general facts about it with the details coming soon one the car starts rolling.
As for the engine of the new 2017 Mazda RX-9 it is going to be a new version of the rotary engine implemented here. The old one that was used in the RX-8 will certainly not be applied here and the latest announcement indicated that the 1.6-liter 16X engine is being added under the hood. This engine is good enough to achieve a power of 450 horsepower but we still do not have any information about the transmission choices that are going to be available fore eh new RX-9, but it is certain that we are going to get something new which we have not seen before on a Mazda.