Thursday, October 31, 2013

50 years of rotary power for Mazda

This week marks the 50th anniversary of the 1963 Tokyo Auto Show which is also when Mazda debuted their first rotary engines to the public.

Mazda Cosmo on display at the 1963 Tokyo Auto Show.

Although there hasn’t been a rotary powered Mazda for the past couple of years since production ended on the RX-8, the Mazda Experts at Don Mealey’s Sport Mazda, an Orlando Mazda dealer, anticipate the return of the rotary in the next few years.

Mazda’s rotary plans for the near future is the 16X rotary engine being developed to be the next generation of rotary engines with greater fuel economy and better performance.

While Mazda may not be making any new rotary engine vehicles today, their legacy has practically been centered on the Wankel rotary engine for the past five decades.

2013 has been a year of milestones for Mazda which can be a testament to its recent successes and continuing legacy of making quality class leading vehicles.

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