Mazda Plans to Have Launched New RX-7 and RX-9 By 2020

Mazda Shinari Concept of CX-9

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Mazda is making big moves the next couple of years to come. According to the Australian publication, Mazda’s recent record profit hit $1.88 billion for the year that ended March 31, 2014. With this profit, Mazda will use it to boost development, primarily in the area of sports cars. Within the next couple of weeks, the revealing of the 2016 MX-5 Miata will make way followed by the RX-7 in 2017. This date marks the 50th anniversary of the Mazda Cosmo Sport, which is Mazda’s first rotary-powered and first volume production car to feature such an engine. Not only will there be one new rotary sports car in the next several years, but in 2020, Mazda will also be launching their new RX-9 halo sports car. This year is important for the automaker because, one, it’s the year of the Tokyo Olympic Games in Japan and also marks Mazda’s 100th anniversary. This will give the automaker a three-tiered sports car lineup, with including the MX-5 Miata. No grand details about the new sports cars are being revealed yet. Details released so far are, with the 2016 MX-5, the new SkyActiv chassis was mentioned. Details mentioned about the RX-7 is that it will be powered by Mazda’s 16X rotary engine which produces about 300 horsepower. The same engine will also go into the RX-9, but will have output boost furthered by an electrically-driven turbocharger. Hybrid technology is also said to be a possibility for the RX-9.

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