Mazda RX-7 and RX-9 in the Works

Jason Siu
by Jason Siu

Mazda may be prepping not just one, but two new RX models.

According to a recent report, there’s a possibility that the Japanese automaker is working on both a new RX-7 and an RX-9. Previously, we reported that the new RX-7 is scheduled to launch in 2016, but it is more likely that the company will bring it to production a year later in 2017, which also celebrates the 50th birthday for the rotary. As for the rumored RX-9, the Japanese automaker teased that is certainly wants to do something special for its 100th anniversary.

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Mazda’s General Manager of Global Sales and Marketing, Yasuhiro Aoyama, wouldn’t say outright that the company is working on both vehicles, but did state that 2020 would also mark the Tokyo Olympics, which means the country of Japan will have the entire world watching it.

Unfortunately, until Mazda brings out a concept of either models, we’ll just have to hope for the best.

GALLERY: 2011 Mazda RX-8

[Source: Motoring]

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Jason Siu
Jason Siu

Jason Siu began his career in automotive journalism in 2003 with Modified Magazine, a property previously held by VerticalScope. As the West Coast Editor, he played a pivotal role while also extending his expertise to Modified Luxury & Exotics and Modified Mustangs. Beyond his editorial work, Jason authored two notable Cartech books. His tenure at saw him immersed in the daily news cycle, yet his passion for hands-on evaluation led him to focus on testing and product reviews, offering well-rounded recommendations to AutoGuide readers. Currently, as the Content Director for VerticalScope, Jason spearheads the content strategy for an array of online publications, a role that has him at the helm of ensuring quality and consistency across the board.

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  • Eric Eric on Aug 24, 2014

    This empty speculation has been going on for a decade...

  • JM Franklin JM Franklin on Aug 27, 2014

    Mazda made $1.88 Billion in profits last year with those sweet new cars they have (CX-5, 6 and 3) so I believe BOTH of these cars are coming. Now that Ford doesn't have their hands around their necks, those boys from Hiroshima are doing it big! Welcome back Mazda!