The great news is coming from Mazda. Based on the RX-Vision Concept revealed at the 2015 Tokyo Motor Show, the new RX-9 is about to hit the market as a 2019 Mazda RX-9 model. It will appear with lots of improved and redesigned features including the most important under its hood – a new rotary engine.
The new 2019 Mazda RX-9 has been mostly compared to the MX-5 models in terms of body and exterior details. Although the wheelbase of the MX-5 has been significantly longer, these two models will still share the chassis and key features. When it comes to new RX-9, Mazda will use lightweight materials such as aluminum in building its chassis, so the weight will be reduced. This will have many benefits and only improve the acceleration and performance of this sports coupe. The improved aerodynamics will also contribute a lot. The new RX-9 will wear an attractive sports car design. Some would say that the manufacturers have been largely inspired by Alfa models when creating this one. Perhaps, but we are sure that you will not be disappointed and that the new RX-9 will provide all of the features and equipment that you have been expecting from the next-generation sports car like this.
Honestly, we do not have a clue what to expect when it comes to interior of the new 2019 Mazda RX-9. However, we guess, in fact we are sure that it will be as attractive as the exterior. Being the sports coupe, the new RX-9 will probably provide only two sports seats inside its cabin. The seats are expected to be perfectly comfortable, supportive and adjustable, especially at great speeds. We believe that Mazda will use only top-quality natural materials such as leather and wood to furnish the interior. Also, being the next-generation car, it should provide an upgraded dashboard with a larger touch-screen in the center console that would include the latest infotainment and entertainment system. The new RX-9 is also expected to offer necessary safety systems and driver assist features.
When we talk about the powertrain of the 2019 Mazda RX-9, the top news will definitely be its new 16x two-rotor engine. You should expect direct fuel injection and turbo-charging as well as the shift from iron to aluminum. It has been said that the new engine found in the 2019 RX-9 will be improved and better than the 1.3-liter seen in RX-8 model. In fact, the new RX-9 will probably use a 1.6-liter two-rotor Wankel engine with a single turbocharger. The engine should be able to deliver more than 400 horsepower.
2019 Mazda RX-9 Release date and Price
The release date of the 2019 Mazda RX-9 has not been confirmed yet, but it should not be expected in the showrooms before the 2019 model year. The estimated price of this model starts around $50,000, but it could go up to $90,000 (Info from Japanese site) for the higher trims.