Rumors about the 2020 Mazda RX-9 are present for some time. Since the discontinuation of RX-8 in 2012, people have been speculating about its successor. Latest reports suggest that the company is still working on the successor, which will once again bring some revolutionary design solutions. As you probably know, this carmaker is currently finalizing the world’s first compression ignition engine for a mass production. Once Mazda’s engineers are done with this, we expect that they will move to the new-generation rotary engine. So far, all this is nothing more than a speculation, so we must rely on rumors instead of official reports.
This is definitely a big mystery at the moment. The new 2020 Mazda RX-9 is still in an early stage of development, so it is hard to tell how the new model will look like. Still, we could presume that the new generation will adopt the brand’s newest design language, recently introduced on models like CX-5. Of course, this will be one of the flagship models, so we expect to see a bunch of unique details. Also, an amazing recently-introduce Vision GT Concept should serve as inspiration as well. All in all, expect plenty of elegant lines, without sharp edges and similar things that are common among potential competitors.
When it comes to the interior design, we can only speculate about those most basic things. One of them is cabin layout. Most likely, the new 2020 Mazda RX-9 will come with a similar design approach to the previous model. As you probably know, the 2020 RX-8 features a so-called quad-coupe design, which include suicide doors. Such design is very beneficial in two ways. On one side, it allows the car to keep coupe proportions. On the other side, suicide doors provide much easier access to rear seats, which is crucial in terms of convenience. This will allow 2020 Mazda RX-9 to compete even with much bigger sports cars such as Ford Mustang or 2020 Chevy Camaro. Speaking of the competition, The upcoming next-generation Z-Car is another potential rival.
The thing that makes RX-8 special is engine. We hope that the same case will be with the new 2020 Mazda RX-9. Though the company is currently busy with the development of a new SkyActive X compression ignition engine, many reports suggest that the company is also working on the completely new rotary engine. To remind you, the RX-8 features a 1.3-liter unit which delivers impressive 190 to 228 horsepower, depending on the version. The new engine should come with a similar displacement, but with even better efficiency. A max output should go over 250 horsepower, if not full 300. Still, consider that all these details are nothing more than rumors at the moment.
2020 Mazda RX-9 Release Date and Price
Though we are still waiting for the official information, some reports suggest the new 2020 Mazda RX-9 will arrive in a year or two. When it comes to the price, base models should go around $30,000.