Mazda’s got a series of commercials out with quotes from media outlets that are comparing their products to luxury offerings from Audi and other similar brands, but I’m not thoroughly convinced that Mazda can go toe-to-toe with the Germans, at least for now.
Mazda has released a video showcasing 50 years of rotary powered legends including the original Cosmo, the 787B and many others.
Near the end of the video, a brilliantly styled red coupe is seen alongside the Cosmo. It's called the RX-Vision concept, and Mazda has been playing around with the idea of bringing it to production.
It’s easy to get this and Mazda’s Straight-6 powered sedan concept confused, as they look nearly identical. I’m excited for the prospect of a new rotary powered Mazda, because Mazda is the only company to give rotary engines a fair shake, and they’ve developed quite the cult following.
The video and article both showcase Mazda’s successes with rotary engines, so why is this concept car sitting at the end? Is it the RX-? Will it take on some new nameplate and spawn a line of new sports coupes? Will it even make it to production? There’s a lot of questions to be asked here.
Mazda has been gearing up for a big push up-market that could result in the Germans getting quite the wake up call. The RX-Vision concept is a beautiful piece of machinery, but the concept itself is nearly four years old, so what gives? Why is Mazda showing us a four-year-old concept if they aren't going to bring it to production? I think Mazda has been testing the waters with these breathtaking concepts, and is going to make a big push into the luxury car segment over the next few model years. Of course, I could be wrong.
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