Mazda not planning a next-generation RX sports car, CEO says

Article by Andrew Christian, on November 10, 2014

For those who were waiting to the next-generation Mazda RX sports car, we have bad news as the Japanese manufacturer is not planning such a vehicle. These words came from Masamichi Kogai a.k.a. Mazda’s CEO, who also added that instead of building a new RX sports car he wants to use the resources in order to improve the Skyactive technology found behind their engines.

Kogai also said that company’s current lineup which consists of 7 vehicles is almost stretched to the maximum. Mazda stopped production of the latest RX model back in 2011 and it pulled out of Europe in 2010 after its vehicle failed to meet the standards on local emissions.

If you still don’t know, the Mazda RX-8 was the last RX model produced by Mazda and it was powered by a high-revving 1.3-liter, twin-rotor rotary engine that produced 232 hp at 8,500 rpm.

So, if you are an RX fan you’d better stick to your RX-8 as for the moment we will not see a successor to that vehicle!

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