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 |  Jun 30 2014, 2:32 PM


The Mazda2 could benefit from a rotary hybrid powertrain for its next generation.

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 |  Dec 22 2013, 11:18 AM


Despite reports that Mazda has shelved plans for a next-generation rotary engine, the Japanese automaker unveiled a Mazda2 hybrid that utilizes a rotary engine that recharges the vehicle’s battery.

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 |  Jul 21 2010, 11:13 AM

All aboard the speculation train! The rumors surrounding Mazda’s new RX-7 don’t stop coming, and with the demise of the RX-8, its a safe bet that Mazda will follow up their quirky four-door sports car with something more conventional.

Mazda is allegedly targeting the VW Scirocco as a rival for the new car, to be given the dubious “RX-9″ moniker. Reports say that a rotary in conjunction with an “electric turbocharger” (we hope they mean some kind of range extender and not the kind you buy on Ebay) should cure the rotary’s chief issues; low torque and loqw fuel economy.

Aesthetics-wise, the car is said to take some cues from the questionable “Nagare” design language, even though Mazda officially canned it.

If this is the case, we might be better off waiting for the all-new MX-5 and keeping our fingers crossed.

[Source: Autocar]