Mazda announces breakthrough technology in rotary technologyMarch 12, 2019
The head of the technical division of the Japanese company officially confirmed that the developing prototype of the new rotary engine exceeded all expectations and could also become the basis for many cars in all countries of the world.
It seemed that the rotary motors have sunk into history because of the tightening environmental requirements. But as part of the Geneva Motor Show, Ichiro Hirose, the executive director in charge of transmission development at Mazda, confirmed the rumors about the new engine.
According to the top manager of the Japanese company, the development of a new rotary engine went beyond the expected. To date, the internal combustion engine is under development, but now we can say that this is a breakthrough. The motor has a high environmental friendliness, as well as flexibility of integration into various systems, including hybrid ones.
In a few years, the engine may become a power unit for some models that can be sold all over the world, despite stringent environmental requirements and fuel consumption requirements. This motor will be the basis for a new hybrid system, called the XEV. At its core, it will be similar to the analogue installed in the Toyota Prius, capable of providing a sufficiently large power reserve on electricity.
Unfortunately, the revival of the rotary engine will not be able to revive the “that” legendary sports car Mazda RX-7.
Meanwhile, in Geneva, presented a new Mazda CX-30 with a stylish design and new technologies. The future serial version of the presented crossover will take the step between the current versions of the CX-3 and the CX-5.
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