2019 Mazda RX-9 – All We Know So Far

2019 Mazda RX9 has been shown as a concept on last Toyota Auto Show and stole the attention of every visitor there. However, it is not only a great designed machine, even it is one of the greatest, it also represents something new in the commercial car industry and that is a rotary engine in sports cars. As we said, that is completely new in this class, so the manufacturer has many reasons to be careful when it represented this model. Besides that, there are many similarities with old model mostly in design and in types of the materials used to make it.

Exterior

2019 Mazda RX-9 – Image Source: CarAdvice

As we saw on photos (and the last Tokyo Auto Show showed that) 2019 Mazda RX9 will change only details that are important to separate this model from the previous one and nothing more. That means an interesting large mesh front grille with very thin LED lights and chubby additions on the wheels. The car is low and sporty, with a rounded truck and modern rear lights. The lines and curves are perfectly designed and represent, as the manufacturer said, “a contrast between light and shadow”.

Interior

The manufacturer has decided to keep the same old-fashioned cabin in 2019 Mazda RX9, but with some details to be modern and comfortable. There are visible chromatic details and wide and useful dashboard. It has two adjustable and comfortable seats and a warm cabin made in a combination of grey and black colors.

Engine

2019 Mazda RX9 will have a 16X two-rotor engine made and designed by 50 engineers in Mazda. Besides direct turbo injection and turbocharging this 1.3-liter will also have 400 horsepower of strength, which means for 23% better performances than previous model RX8. It also is made of aluminum and fiber, that allows easily accelerating without heating, but also allows more torque under the hood. However, take in mind that rotary engines have always been poor in terms of fuel economy, so if those 50 designers have found a way to reduce fuel and oil consumption it will be accepted in years to come.

2019 Mazda RX-9 – Image Source: Motor Trend

2019 Mazda RX-9 Release Date, Price and Competetition

Even though 2019 Mazda RX9 represents a new generation of sports cars, it is hard to believe that it will be a competitor to other sports models, like Ford Mustang and Chevrolet Camaro or Porsche Cayman (but we are hoping that the price will be similar to the prices for those models). However, the biggest chances are that this Mazda will compete with Corvette in speed and design, even though both have great features separately.

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