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Official
Mazda rotary engine returns in 2020 as an EV range-extender

Yes, it's official. It's really happening.

Yes, it's official. It's really happening.

Rumormill
Report
Mazda will have a new rotary concept at Tokyo show, trying to bring it to production

Mazda's still keeping the rotary flame alive

It's still unlikely, but somewhat less so.

Opinion
Sorry, rotary fans, Mazda's RX Vision probably won't happen

The rotary sportscar you want probably isn't coming any time soon, but it's in Mazda's interest to lead you on.

Tokyo
Mazda returns to rotary with RX-Vision Concept, crowd goes wild

Skyactiv-R Announced, We're Stoked

Mazda's new concept car looks great, but its the announcement of a next-generation rotary engine that has us buzzing (and adding just a bit of oil).

Report
Mazda2 with extended-range hybrid rotary tech shown

Every story dealing with a new rotary engine from Mazda lands in a different place on the matrix of possibilities between "Coming soon!" and "Never gonna happen!" In 2011 it was speculated that the rotary engineering program would be shut down with the demise of the RX-8, in 2012 the program was still alive and taking lessons from the SkyActiv engines, in August 2013 a Mazda insider said a rotary engine called 16X would be here in two years, in November the CEO said the only way we'd ever get a

Report
Mazda CEO says rotary not viable, so don't look for a new one

We have some very sad news to report, rotor-heads fans: Don't expect a new rotary-powered vehicle anytime soon. This comes straight from Masamichi Kogai, the CEO of Mazda, which is the only company to ever market a commercially successful rotary-powered automobile in the world. The issue, as it has pretty much always been, is environmental.

Report
Rotary engine development halted at Mazda?

At the end of 2011, the Mazda RX-8 rotary-powered sport coupe/sedan will cease to exist in new-car showrooms. With it, the mass-produced rotary engine will take another hiatus. The original plan was to have the Renesis, the world's only mass-produced rotary, come back maybe as early as 2017 in a new sports car. In fact, we just heard reports that Mazda's rotor-obsessed gearhead engineers were still manning the program, albeit at a reduced pace.

Limited-edition Japanese postage stamp set honors iconic Mazda vehicles

Mazda has produced some iconic sports cars throughout its history, and now those vehicles have been immortalized in stamp form. Released as a limited-edition on November 1st, the Japan Post Network Chugoke Regional Office has created a 12-stamp set officially titled History of Mazda Motor Corporation Hiroshima.

Report: Mazda rotary reportedly at least a year behind schedule, but work continues

Renesis rotary engine in 2009 Mazda RX-8 – Click above for high-res image gallery

Report: Mazda rotary reportedly at least a year behind schedule, but work continues

Renesis rotary engine in 2009 Mazda RX-8 – Click above for high-res image gallery

Emissions regulations to kill Mazda RX-8 after 2011 model year?

2009 Mazda RX-8 – Click above for high-res image gallery

Mazda RX-8 to exit U.S. market after 2011 model year?

2009 Mazda RX-8 – Click above for high-res image gallery

Report: Next Mazda RX-7 in development, but don't hold your breath

Mazda Furai Concept – Click above for high-res image gallery

Report: Next Mazda RX-7 testing with gasoline and diesel compatabile rotary

Mazda Furai Concept – Click above for high-res image gallery

Mazda RX-8 to die as RX-7 resurfaces for 2012?

The rumormill just can't stop churning out stories of an impending Mazda RX-7 revival. We've been hearing that we should expect the rotary-powered sports car any day now... for the last few years. It's still yet to show its smiling face. Still, here we are with another report indicating that the next RX-7 is just around the corner, this time as a 2011 or 2012 model.

SEMA 2009: World's only known four-rotor Mazda RX-8

BMI Racing Mazda RX-8 four-rotor - Click above for high-res image gallery

SEMA 2009: Turbo rotary Mazda MX-5 begs to be flogged

Turbo Rotary Mazda MX-5 - Click above for high-res image gallery

REPORT: Mazda's next-generation rotary needs more work

2009 Mazda RX-8 - Click above for high-res image gallery

Is the next Mazda Renesis rotary set to get direct-injection?

Mazda rotary engine patent diagrams - Click above for a high-res image gallery

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