The word beautiful, as relates to cars, has never been used more aptly than when describing the 2017 Mazda RX9. Be it in the dirt and grime of your garage, this car is sure to look amazing in it.
After the car maker closed the book on its predecessor the RX8, many wrote eulogies for the Mazda sports coupe. The Japanese auto manufacturer, however, could not let such a great design come to nought after so little time.
Mazda opened a new chapter on the sports coupe, naming it the Mazda RX9. This automobile is impresses right from the get go. The subtle but evident soft lines make for aerodynamics as well as aesthetics.
Though not everything that glitters is gold, this new 2017 Mazda RX9 holds its own when one delves deeper into what makes it run. Mazda has put new spin on the engine, setting it apart from its competitors in the market.
We’ve dipped our toes in this pool long enough. Let’s jump in and find out what exactly its Japanese creators put into this new 2017 Mazda.
Power unit of the 2017 Mazda RX9
The folks at Mazda have certainly learnt from their past mistakes. The rotary engine from the RX8 was thirstier than a fish. It also gave industrial smokestacks a run for their money.
Five years later, the rotary engine makes a comeback under the Mazda hood. The emissions benchmarks are being met and the mileage is pocket friendly.
The heart of this car is going to be a 1.6 liter 16x twin-rotor engine that is a monster in its own right. This engine is capable of churning out a maximum horsepower of 450 brake horsepower.
Check out the engine in the 2016 Mazda RX-9.
The top guns at Mazda are keeping a closed lid on specifics regarding the torque generated by this engine. The same applies to the kind of transmission that it will be mated to. The grapevine, however, has it that the torque will be considerably higher than the RX8 had back in 2012.
New Mazda RX9 exterior design
If you ever doubted love at first sight, you might do a rethink after seeing the 2017 Mazda RX9. According to 2017/2018 New Car Models, Ikuo Medea, the chief designer of the RX8 model was the brains behind this masterpiece.
The edgy design of the car looks like something straight out of a Hollywood sci-fi movie. This new Mazda is all smooth lines and curves. There is an underlying aggressiveness in the design which seems quite at home with the overall concept of this sports car.
Leaked photos show a front fascia that comprises a long hood, terminating in a sporty and gritty looking grill.
The headlights are mere squints that extend either side of the badge adorned latticework of grill. This accentuates that aggressive look on the coupe. The rear end of the car takes on a minimalistic design that comes off greatly.
This beautiful 2 door design was carved out of lightweight materials, making the 2017 Mazda RX9 so much lighter than its predecessor.
Not much is known about the interior features of the 2017 RX9. Seeing as the manufacturer is improving all the other areas of the car, it stands to reason that the cabin will also see major enhancements.
Higher quality materials are believed to be on offer in the sports coupe. This includes leather bound seats and some chrome accents on the central hub and specific areas around the cabin.
It also remains to be seen what kind of accessories – entertainment or safety features – will be put into the car.
By how much will the RX9 set you back?
There are no figures from Mazda regarding the price of the 2017 RX9. Rumors, however, suggest that the sports coupe could go for prices reaching $30,000 for the base variant.
The price is definitely bound to go higher for trims with more features and accessories.
There is no concrete evidence as to when the Japanese car maker will release the 2017 Mazda RX9. Rumors suggest a release date in a range from the spring of 2017 towards the end of the year.
You might also be interested in: 2017 Mazda RX-7
Specs of the 2017 Mazda RX9
- Wheelbase: unknown
- Length: unknown
- Width: unknown
- Max Speed: unknown
- 0-60 mph: unknown
- Passenger volume: not yet known
- Storage volume: unknown
- Curb weight: unknown
- MPG (miles per gallon) for both city and highway: uncomfirmed rumors show 20mpg
- Available exterior colors: not yet known
- Towing capacity: N/A