Mazda unveiled the Mazda RX-Vision at the Tokyo Motor Show*. A next-generation SKYACTIV-R rotary engine will power this sports car concept. A rotary engine is an unconventional technology; however, conveys a strong message of the carmaker's challenger spirit. The RX-Vision is a front-engine, rear-wheel drive model and represents Mazda's "vision" of the future.
Rotary engines are unique—the engine—generates power through the rotational motion of triangular rotors (unlike the reciprocating pistons in conventional automotive engines). The first rotary engine powered car by Mazda—the Cosmo Sport 110S—was rolled out in 1967, and managed to sell 800,000 units between 1978 and 2002.
Mazda is currently not mass-producing any rotary models; however, R&D activities are still being carried out. The next-generation rotary engine—the SKYACTIV-R—express Mazda's determination to continue delivering its customers convention-defying technology.
DriveSpark Hopes! this concept car becomes a reality.
*The Tokyo Motor Show opens to the public from 30 October to 8 November.
Mazda Rx Vision images from Tokyo motor show: