Mazda Finally Revealed The Successor Of The RX And A Sports Car Nirvana It Is
Finally, it is happening. Mazda just unveiled an awesome RX-Vision Concept in Tokyo. While we know that RX stands for Rotary engine in Mazda language, the new car officially comes with it (). Is this a successor to the famous RX line!? Will it go into production!? How fast would it be? Will we ever see it in the USA!? These are all viable questions, but Mazda officials did not give us an answer. Short and sparse press release they have issued only tells us so much!
Luckily, future will tell us much more about this car. “I look forward to talking with you more about this vision we have revealed here today at the Mazda stand,” said Mazda’s Representative Director, President and CEO, Masamichi Kogai. “Mazda will continue to take on new challenges in an effort to build a special bond with our customers and become their ‘one and only’ brand.”
As it is obvious, we have to wait only for a few weeks before Mazda gives us all information about their masterpiece. For now, we know the following. The RX-Vision Concept was designed following the well-known Kodo design language. It employs some rather appealing lines following the suit of modern Mazda production cars such as , or even . However, where this thing differs from all of them are the basic proportions and the conception of its shape. This is a sports car. Properly elongated hood, cabin moved back as much as possible and insanely high hips with narrow windows on the doors do in fact remind us of the classic .
What is new is the front end which employs audaciously small and angry lights but it also carries a sort of RX-7 inspired look to it. Furthermore, the back is a definite proof that the RX-7 influenced this car more than we ever imagined it would. Take a look at those rear lights! All in all, the Mazda RX-Vision Concept certainly is the answer to the question “will they make a successor of the RX?” This is one sleek looking concept Mazda definitely invested a lot in. Despite all the Concept-like features, we can see it in its production guise in a few years time.
The interior additionally strengthens our point. It is super simple, super sporty and does not walk along the lines of something that cannot happen.
Unfortunately, Mazda did not disclose any information about the engine powering the beast. All we know, the RX-Vision Concept is “powered by the next-generation SKYACTIV-R rotary engine.” If we are to judge by the last rotary powered RX-8, the concept is likely to employ a small rotary engine with around 300hp and all power sent to the back. Classic sports car layout is certainly telling us about its FMR setup (front-mid-engine, rear wheel drive). The low, slung and slammed appearance reveals that the RX-Vision Concept is far longer and noticeably wider in comparison with the latest Mazda sports car – . It will be a blast to get this car on the road. For now, no one is talking about it being a hybrid, but we have to point out that exactly that is what could happen. Strange is the world we live in today and if this Mazda RX turns out to be a hybrid we will not be disappointed for a second!