How about we talk about the rotary engine for a sec? Small, lightweight, fewer moving parts but still giving out a lot of power. Rotary engines have become very rare in last few decades and Mazda was the only one to produce cars with rotary engines, but that too stopped in 2012 with the end of Mazda RX-8 production. Even though Mazda isn’t mass-producing any model with rotary engine but they never gave up on this amazing little thing.
The RX-Vision which is a concept, yet, but the company gave us a vision of what the future RX would be like. Front engined, rear wheel drive, KODO-Designed and obviously rotary powered. Now isn’t that enough to give goosebumps? The President and CEO of Mazda, in Tokyo said, “one day rotary will make a comeback. This gives form to our brand’s vision of the future. It expresses our intention to make rotary. Many issues to overcome but we will continue efforts. We’re working steadily. Keep your eyes on Mazda”
The rotary engines present some serious problems when it comes to fuel economy, reliability and emissions. These problems are not going to be easy for Mazda to overcome but according to the press it, if came to life, will be powered by “next-generation SkyActiv-R rotary engine.”
As there wasn’t much revealed about the future, we might just have to keep an eye on Mazda. Till then, we should enjoy the vision, RX-Vision.