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Is This The Mazda RX-9 Mule We’ve Been Waiting For? 7
Posted by Michael Karkafiris in Mazda, Mazda RX-7, Mazda RX-8, Mazda Scoops, Scoops on 12 7th, 2017

A very suspicious-looking Mazda RX-8 was spotted around the Nurburgring, with our spies telling us that this is a mule powered by the company’s upcoming two-rotor turbo engine.

2019 will mark the 60th anniversary of the Wankel engine as well as the 50th anniversary of Mazda’s first application of the piston-less engine in Cosmo II, making it a good year for the company to bring the beloved spinning-dorito engine back to production.

However, the main question is which form will Mazda choose for the wankel engine in order to return. The company’s executives have said in the past that the specific technology will return in the role of a range-extender generator as part of a new electrified powertrain.

Our spies however saw Mazda engineers benchmarking a Porsche Cayman against their test mule on the Nurburgring, indicating at a much sportier reincarnation of the rotary technology.

Some reports say that the new rotary engine will be a turbocharged 1.6-liter two-rotor unit with around 400hp, while others talk about a hybrid rotary powertrain with as much as 450hp.

The final production car is expected to tip the scales at around 1,300kg, making use of Mazda’s expertise in lightweight vehicles while the design will be inspired by the jaw-dropping RX-Vision concept.

Is this real? Are we finally going to get a new rotary sports car? Stay tuned for more info as we have them.

Photo Credits: CarPix for CarScoops


Mazda Kai Concept Surfaces Ahead Of Tokyo 24
Posted by Michael Gauthier in concept, featured, Mazda, Mazda Concepts, Mazda Scoops, Mazda3, Scoops, Tokyo Motor Show on 10 24th, 2017

The first photos of the Mazda Kai concept have surfaced online, courtesy of Autotijd, ahead of its debut at the Tokyo Motor Show.
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New Mazda3 Prototype Spied With A Skyactiv-X Engine 31
Posted by Michael Gauthier in Mazda, Mazda Scoops, Mazda3, Scoops on 08 31st, 2017

Mazda recently announced plans for a high-tech Skyactiv-X engine and the company has already begun testing prototypes with the new powertrain.
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Mazda CX-8 Brochure Leaked, Reveals What We Already Knew 4
Posted by Michael Karkafiris in Mazda, Mazda CX-8, Mazda Scoops, Scoops on 08 4th, 2017

Mazda is about to introduce a new SUV in its Japanese lineup in the form of the CX-8, a slightly shorter version of the CX-9 and a few photos of its brochure have found their way online ahead of its official reveal.
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Future Cars: New 2018 Mazda CX-5 Will Come With A Sharper, Kodo Redesign 1
Posted by Carscoop Carscoop in featured, Future Cars, Mazda, Mazda CX-5, Mazda Scoops, Renderings, Scoops on 10 1st, 2016

Ever since its arrival in 2012, Mazda’s CX-5 family SUV has been widely praised for its athletic styling, taut handling and strong performance. Yet it also happens to be one of the oldest models in Mazda’s lineup.
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2017 Mazda3 / Axela Facelift Leaked? 23
Posted by John Halas in Mazda, Mazda Scoops, Mazda3, Paris Auto Show, Scoops on 05 23rd, 2016

One of our readers sent us this Japanese brochure shot showing what is alleged to be the facelifted 2017 Mazda Axela, otherwise known as the Mazda3 to the rest of the world.
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These Are The Mazda CX-4 Images Everyone’s Been Waiting For 6
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in Beijing Auto Show, china, Mazda, Mazda CX-4, Mazda Scoops, Scoops on 04 6th, 2016

Shedding its camouflage and leaving the dark background aside, the newest member of Mazda's crossover family, the CX-4, reveals its shape just hours after it published a set of teaser images.
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New Mazda CX-4 Sports Crossover’s Name Confirmed 11
Posted by John Halas in Mazda, Mazda CX-4, Mazda Scoops, Scoops on 03 11th, 2016

We’ve known for a while now what the production version of Mazda’s Koeru Concept from 2015 will look like, but these fresh scoops finally answer the lingering naming question. Mazda’s first entry in the coupé-like SUV segment will be called the CX-4.
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Mazda’s New CX-4, CX-6 Or CX-7 Coupe-Like Compact SUV Spotted Again 25
Posted by John Halas in Mazda, Mazda Scoops, Scoops on 01 25th, 2016

New revealing photos of Mazda’s upcoming sporty compact crossover have emerged on the web less than a week after we got our first look at the car. These latest images were discovered over at Popsuv by Carscoops’ reader Erik M who told us:
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New Mazda CX-4, CX-6 Or CX-7 Spied Undisguised 19
Posted by John Halas in Mazda, Mazda CX-7, Mazda Scoops, Scoops on 01 19th, 2016

Whether it’s called the CX-4, the CX-7 or perhaps even the CX-6, these scoops prove that Mazda is gearing up for the presentation of the production version of last year’s Koeru Concept.
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New 2016 Mazda CX-9 SUV: This Is It! 17
Posted by John Halas in LA Auto Show, Mazda, Mazda CX-9, Mazda Scoops, new cars, Scoops on 11 17th, 2015

What appear to be screenshots of Mazda’s all-new 2016 CX-9 just surfaced on the web giving us our first look at the mid-size crossover prior to its world premiere at this week’s LA Auto Show.
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Mazda Koeru Concept Spied In Production Guise! Could Become 2017 CX-7 Or CX-4 24
Posted by John Halas in Mazda, Mazda CX-7, Mazda Scoops, Scoops on 09 24th, 2015

We had a strong hunch that Mazda's Koeru Concept was pointing to a production car, but we were never expecting to see an actual prototype on the road so soon.
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Future Cars: 2017 Mazda CX-9 SUV Sharpens Up Kodo Style 5
Posted by Carscoop Carscoop in Future Cars, Mazda, Mazda CX-9, Mazda Scoops, Scoops on 09 5th, 2015

Mazda’s CX-9 has become the faithful old friend in the Japanese carmaker’s lineup – a byproduct from Ford and Mazda’s past platform sharing days.
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2017 Mazda CX-9 Spied Wearing Very Light Camouflage 22
Posted by Dan Mihalascu in Mazda, Mazda CX-9, Mazda Scoops, Mazda Videos, Scoops, video on 08 22nd, 2015

The next-generation Mazda CX-9 has been caught on camera once again, only this time it wore less camouflage, giving us a clearer picture of what the production model will look like.
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