Mazda RX-Vision 14

Konnichiwa from Tokyo! We are reporting live from the 2015 Tokyo Motor Show, where Mazda has finally – at long last – revealed its new rotary sports car concept, the Mazda RX-Vision.

It’s a great-looking car, isn’t it? Utilising the Kodo design language, the low-slung RX-Vision has typical sports car looks, with a long bonnet, very cab-backward proportions and a short tail, and rides on 20-inch wheels. The round tail lights with a flat spoiler connecting them – presumably a nod to the FD RX-7 – is a neat touch. Measurements are 4,389 mm long, 1,925 mm wide and 1,160 mm tall, with a wheelbase of 2,700 mm.

Very little in the way of details have been revealed, but it’s confirmed that the car will be front-engined, rear-wheel drive and powered by a next-generation SkyActiv-R rotary engine, with the aim of resolving the mill’s three main issues – fuel economy, emissions performance and reliability. Mazda said the iconic triangular engine is a symbol of the company’s “never-stop-challenging” spirit.

The RX-Vision commemorates 50 years since the first Mazda rotary car hit the public road, and will be on display at the Tokyo stand next to the original 1967 Mazda Cosmo Sport. What do you think about Mazda’s rotary revival?