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Monday, November 9, 2015

Know the Mazda's first model that carries rotary technology

Mazda Cosmo Sport or Mazda 110S was the first model that uses rotary engine and has been introduced on May 30, 1967, as well as being one of the historic moment in the automotive world. Now its re-appearance in public, when accompanying its successors in the modern era, the RX-Vision, at the Tokyo Motor Show 2015.
1967 Mazda Cosmo Sport at the Tokyo Motor Show 2015. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/1GDjhjs)
Currently the Cosmo Sport prestige was already faded, and the location of its appearance in the Mazda booth was located behind the commercial model. Nevertheless the sport coupe is worthy of more respect.

Cosmo Sport has brought Mazda spirit in the developing the rotary engine further, many other cars that have been produced such as the Familia Rotary, Luce Rotary Coupe, RX series and other models for the racing event. The last model is the RX-8 already stopped production in 2012 at the same time removing the use of a rotary engine on Mazda's production model.
After that many rumors blow, Mazda will stop developing the rotary engines. Despite many innovations are implemented, there are still three major problems that are difficult removed, the fuel efficiency, emissions, and durability.

SKYACTIV technology which is already used in all models of Mazda turned out to be the answer for overcoming the weakness of the rotary engine. Mazda introduced a new creation that combines both, SKYACTIV-R. Its world debut packed in the form of the RX-Vision concept car.
Mazda RX-Vision using the SKYACTIV-R engine which became the successor to the rotary engine. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/1NffDNR)
The RX-Vision engine lies in the front with the rear wheels drive, as typical of a conventional sports car. This is the Mazda's interpretation of sports model with a rotary engine in the future. Not much detail the technology described, but the SKYACTIV-R is referred to as the forerunner to the evolution of the Mazda rotary engine.

Now, Mazda claims to be the only manufacturer that successfully produces and sells rotary-engined car to the market. It certainly can not be done without the presence of the pioneers, the Cosmo Sport. *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | KOMPAS OTOMOTIF]
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