Mazda RX-7 to Return in 2017 and RX-9 in the Works?

It’s being reported that not only will Mazda bring back the RX-7 sports car in 2017, but a new RX-9 sports car will be added to the lineup in 2020.


There have been countless reports about the return of the Mazda RX-7 with the latest report now claiming that it will arrive by 2017. One interesting tidbit from the latest report also claims that in addition to the RX-7, a new RX-9 sports car is in the works and it could arrive by 2020.
If the new RX-7 arrives by 2017 it will coincide with the 50th anniversary of the rotary engine and even more exciting is that the RX-9 sports car could be used to celebrate Mazda’s 100th anniversary in 2020. Mazda won’t confirm the RX-7 or the RX-9, but has reportedly filed trademarks for both names in Japan.

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Yasuhiro Aoyama, Mazda’s General Manager of Global Sales and Marketing wouldn’t provide any details about either model, but he did state to “We celebrate the anniversary of rotary in 2017; 50 years. Then 2020 is the Olympics in Tokyo and the 100th anniversary of Mazda.”

Source: Motoring