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Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Mazda's rotary engine will come back soon

Looks like Mazda's rotary engine technology has not become extinct. As reported by Autocar on Thursday, September 17, 2015, the Mazda’s president Masamichi Kogai confirmed at the Frankfurt Motor Show in 2015 that the development of early-type internal combustion engine that is unique without carburetor is still done today.
Mazda Rotary engine. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/1j2dTLP)
The last time the rotary engine mass produced by Mazda RX-8 sports model. Front wheel drive car was later declared retired in 2012 as marginalized as fuel emissions regulations. Said efforts had spawned successor to the RX-8 is not included in the plan could not be calculated because vehicle sales reached a business volume.
A rendered image of Mazda RX-9 made by Alex Hodge to shows how Mazda's new rotary-engined car may would look. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/1V4WPRe)
The new information, Kogai said a special team dedicated to develop the rotary engine still survive. Even so described, the rotary engine will no longer appear when not meet fuel emission regulations like other internal combustion engines.
Rear side view of the Alex Hodge's Mazda RX-9 rendered image. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/1V4WPRe)
In 2013 then, Mazda ever showing the development of prototypes of a hybrid model with a rotary engine to their two supermini models. But the future of the technology is still not clear. Kogai not want to reveal the form of the presence of rotary engines in the future. However there is a possibility was born in 2018, coinciding with the celebration of the 40th anniversary of the descendants of the original model of the Mazda rotary engine with rear-wheel system, the RX-7. *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | AUTOCAR]
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