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Old 08-02-2018, 01:15 PM
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Originally Posted by wannawankel View Post
One more step forward for the Vision aka RX-9: https://www.nbcnews.com/business/aut...ndards-n896846
the US is like what 26% of total mazda sales? They wont bring back an engine/car if they can't/wont sell in all markets
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Old 08-02-2018, 04:46 PM
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Originally Posted by wannawankel View Post
One more step forward for the Vision aka RX-9: https://www.nbcnews.com/business/aut...ndards-n896846
Just because it can pass EPA, doesn't mean people will buy it. Nowadays, you can pick up a Corvette that gets you 30 MPG on highways, and if they make another rotary car, I think it will at least be as expensive as a 'vette.

And like Sonic said, the US is only a part of the market. I have read one reason they pulled the plug on the RX-8 is that it failed to meet the emission standards in Europe and they have basically lost the European market. Emission standards in Europe will only get stricter, that's for sure.

I remain a tiny bit hopeful, but I am not willing to even bet Monopoly money that there will be another rotary sports car. Last I heard, they have like under 20 people working on the development of the next rotary engine while most of their effort has gone to the SkyActiv-X. So do you really think anything bigger than the shoebox is coming out anytime soon?

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Old 08-03-2018, 01:02 AM
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interesting patent (FR layout related)

FOUR-WHEEL DRIVE VEHICLE
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Old 10-02-2018, 12:48 PM
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Press release stating that some future EV car will have an optional rotary range extending motor.
MAZDA: Mazda Announces Electrification and Connectivity Strategies for Cars That Invigorate Mind and Body | News Releases
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Old 10-03-2018, 06:57 AM
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they had to slip this one in the announcement:

"Taking advantage of the rotary engine's compatibility with gaseous fuels, the rotary-powered range extender is designed to also burn liquefied petroleum gas and provide a source of electricity in emergencies."
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Old 10-17-2018, 07:21 AM
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Couldn't start a new thread, but look what I came across while Xmas shopping
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Old 11-26-2018, 01:53 PM
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I thought maybe Mazda slipped and had a 2019 1/2 RX-9 Vision on their models page to order. *CLICK* here to place a deposit. (Ha Ha)
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Old 11-28-2018, 08:44 AM
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...on a lighter note...they did nail the Mazda 3 design. See more at: https://www.mazdausa.com/new-era?int...UyMjEyNzgyNwS2
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Wow, now even the cars look like SUV's.
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Old 11-28-2018, 12:24 PM
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Originally Posted by 9krpmrx8 View Post
Wow, now even the cars look like SUV's.
I don't particularly care for that side view, but I'm reserving judgement until I see one in person.
(And it's fugly red)
I remember liking the initial pics of the Juke, and then when I saw one up close I didn't like it anymore.
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Juke (puke). Every picture I've seen of this pre-production model is gorgeous. If they offer it with a manual in the 2.5T engine option, I'll drop my lust for a few other cars and get in line. Mazdaspeed - are you listening?
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Juke (puke). Every picture I've seen of this pre-production model is gorgeous. If they offer it with a manual in the 2.5T engine option, I'll drop my lust for a few other cars and get in line. Mazdaspeed - are you listening?
I'm sure they're listening about the same amount to those screaming for MazdaSpeed cars as they are to those screaming for the rotary back.

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Old 11-29-2018, 08:18 AM
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Wow, now even the cars look like SUV's CUV's.
FTFY. Sport utility vehicles are gauche now. Get with the times. It's all about cross-dressing, utility-fluid, Crossovers now!

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I think the MazdaSpeed brand is dead. No MazdaSpeed models anymore with no plans to develop them. "MazdaSpeed Motorsports Development" has been rebranded "Mazda Motorsports Development".

Mazda are spending most of their resources trying to move upmarket to a premium segment. It's similar to what Subaru did a decade ago. They probably see it as the only way for them to survive in the medium/long term. I think this is why the MazdaSpeed brand has been eliminated.
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Old 11-29-2018, 11:08 AM
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I think Ash has put the final nail in the rotary coffin.

https://www.rx8club.com/general-auto...tarted-268803/

Please let this be the end of it, unless Mazda announces 100% confirmation of a new rotary RX sports car or engine.

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