The exciting Mazda RX-VISION concept has premiered today in Tokyo and is powered by a newly developed rotary engine. It’s known as the SKYACTIV-R but technical specifications are not available at this point, although Mazda says it uses the “latest technology” and is the result of a continuous effort to improve the rotary engine arrangement which sends power exclusively to the rear axle just like its predecessors. The design represents a new chapter in the company’s KODO styling language and dare we say Mazda did a great job at bringing the RX up to the current design trends in the sports car segment.
It has a rakish windscreen and a low roofline while the large alloy wheels and ventilated hood give the impression we are dealing with a very fast and powerful machine. This feeling is also accentuated by the dual exhaust setup and an aggressive rear diffuser while on the inside there’s a minimalist layout with a leather-covered dashboard, alloy pedals, carbon fiber trim and a bespoke instrument cluster with a rev counter that goes all the way up to 10,000 rpm as you would expect to find in a car powered by a rotary engine.
The Mazda RX-VISION concept is probably a sneak preview for a new RX-badged model expected to come out before the end of the decade.