Mazda RX-9 Hybrid — The RX line is already controversial comparing to other cars in the segment, yet the new Mazda RX9 is reported to be even more controversial. While other brands are developing similar engines, this Japanese automaker insists on using the one and only engine on this line. There is not much to know about this car yet, but the next development should hint a thing or two on the new car. Check this out.
Mazda RX-9 Hybrid Specifications
Features, Exterior, and Interior
We don’t know much about the upcoming Mazda RX-9 Hybrid car outside what we can see from the revealed image on the concept. This car is totally a sports sedan with only two doors and long nose on the outside. While the interior is unknown so far, the exterior will feature short tail, sloppy bonnet, and coupe-like roof.
This RX9 hybrid car will also feature sporty wheels and aerodynamic elements on all parts of the body panels. Most possibly, lightweight material will be used this car as well.
Powertrain, Engine — Mazda RX-9 Hybrid 2019 / 2020
The most interesting part of this car is on its powertrain. Mazda has confirmed that SkyActiv-R rotary engine will power this car. This has been a unique offer of the RX lineup cars. This engine is manufactured in turbocharged and naturally aspirated forms by Mazda, yet for this particular model, Mazda remains uncertain whether they will use forced induction or naturally aspirated.
Learning from Mazda behavior on this RX lineup, it is possible that the engine will not be turbocharged. A new development suggests that Mazda may use hybrid configuration on the powertrain. Hybrid setup on SkyActiv-R rotary engine will be fascinating as, if Mazda gets it right, it will reduce the emission while it improves the performance figures as well.
Furthermore, a source believes that the hybrid setup will be mild instead of a full one. As solutions to the possible issues with the hybrid powertrain, Mazda should consider electric unit for the sports car that will function as the power booster, batteries charger, and starter. The moment Mazda reveals their powertrain setup for this car will be totally an exciting and knowledgeable moment. It may suggest new technology as well.
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2020 Mazda RX-9 Hybrid Price and Release Date
At this point, this new RX9 car pricing detail is still unavailable. It is possible that the car will be expensive especially considering the segment this car is after. This car model is planned to be a 2020 model year with launching should happen in 2019, or early 2020 in the custom scenario. The prototype will make a debut at 2017 Tokyo Motor Show.
In conclusion, Mazda is serious when they decided to stick with the rotary engine. This car will be interesting, though, and we all are excited to see how it is going to like and if Mazda makes the Mazda RX9 hybrid right.
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