Bad news: Mazda rules out the return of the rotary engine, for the time being

Mazda RX-Vision

Much has been talk in recent years of the possible return of Mazda engines rotary Wankel that so much fame and so many hearts conquered with the legendary Mazda RX-7 and, subsequently, with the Mazda RX-8, although they were not the only models of the mark in equip. The presentation of the concept Mazda RX-Vision, which made its debut at the Living in Tokyo of 2015, made us salivate, and to think that soon we would have the successor of the Mazda RX-8 between us.

however, Mazda just give us a disappointment terrible and rob you of the illusion that had been generated in recent times. Says the middle Automotive News, Masamichi Kogai, CEO of Mazda, was saying that a sporty dimensions and benefits that are superior to the Mazda MX-5 was not within the plans future of his company. Some statements will be a real disappointment for those who expected the return of the rotary engine.

Mazda RX-Vision

Mamichi Kogai, stated in that same interview that, back to relive the famous rotary engine, must ensure that there will be a return to the market of short-term. That is to say, if finally again some day to produce Wankel engines, they must have secured nearly 100% that the investment will pay off and that will be in marketing for a long period of time. Something that today seems somewhat complicated at the moment. Mazda you prefer to invest their potential in technologies, more logical for the future.

you Already know that the main current project of Mazda for the future of their vehicles is the electrification of its models. To do this, several weeks ago we knew they were combining with Toyota for transferred information mutually and develop new technologies. Toyota mainly contribute to the exploitation of the batteries, while Mazda would show their methods to achieve the efficient engines Skyactiv, especially in gasoline, without resorting to the so fashionable in the last years downsizing.

Source – Automotive News