The Japanese based automaker Mazda might be working on a replacement of the RX after all as the model in question is believed to be based on the new MX-5.
After the last rumors were stating that Mazda will not be working on an RX replacement, a new report coming from the United Kingdom is giving us an idea on the next model which is expected to be based on the new MX-5 roadster. According to the guys from Autocar, the idea of an RX-8 successor hasn’t been dropped entirely but this will only happen if the company will be able to find a viable business plan for the model.
Masahiro Moro, the Mazda managing executive officer, said that the new generation of the MX-5 is riding on a platform which can be adapted for a larger model with a wide array of SkyActiv engines, and then rotary units came into discussion. Whether this will really happen or not, we will see most likely in the year to come. As a small reminder, the RX-8 has been in production between 2003 and 2012 and it was assembled in Hiroshima, coming in a 4-door coupe body style. It had a 1.3 liter Wankel engine under its hood and a choice of four transmissions.