Some two years after the introduction of the RX-Vision Concept, Mazda is looking to present a new rotary study at the end of October, at the 2017 Tokyo Motor Show.
This piece of information comes via AutoExpress, which spoke to the brand's Europe VP for Research and Development, Matsuhiro Tanaka, during Frankfurt.
"With the Tokyo Motor Show, we will be introducing a new design concept - you can think of it as an evolution of theme of the RX-Vision", Tanaka said. "When we introduce a concept, our intention from engineering and design community is to make it a reality. What I will say is that we are making the utmost efforts to try and make this a possibility."
The show car doesn’t only preview a future production model, but it will also influence the look of other vehicles that will eventually hit the assembly line. Moreover, unlike the rotary-based hybrid that's said to be in development, the new Mazda RX is believed to arrive with a combustion engine.
And since the sports car is an important memorabilia for the Japanese automaker, they won't turn to other car manufacturers to help them reduce costs, as they did with the MX-5 and Fiat's 124 Spider with Tanaka saying, “Currently we have absolutely no plans to make any such alliances.”
It's still unknown when Mazda will drop the veil off the new production version RX, but they could do it in 2020, thus coinciding with their centenary celebrations.