After a long history of rumors dating back to 2009 about a possible Mazda RX-7 revival, it seems like the answer could finally be revealed within a few years. A new Mazda RX-7 is once again a hot topic and could be seen as soon as 2020. After all, it would be the year marking Mazda’s 100th anniversary.
To review some of the RX-7s past rumors, speculation first broke in 2009 about a new RX-7 debuting at the Tokyo Motor Show. Later that year, it was breaking news that theRX-8 would be discontinued in order to make room for a new RX-7. The next year Mazda was working on a few new engine options for the RX-7 that would be able to run on gasoline or diesel. Finally, in 2013 Mazda’s CEO came forth to say no such thing was happening, and said it again just a few months ago.
So where does that leave us? According to Mazda’s vice president of European R&D, 30 engineers are currently working on the rotary engine mentioned above. Now, if the engine is truly created, the vehicle model would come back as the RX-6, RX-7, or RX-9. Since we won’t be seeing the new model until 2020, or later, we will keep our hopes for a Mazda RX-7 revival at bay.
In any case, we are excited to see what Mazda has planned for the next few years and still secretly hoping to see a new RX-7. In the mean time, stay tuned to Wantagh Mazda for the latest news and updates!