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Mazda Accelerates R&D of Rotary Engines Adapted to New Era

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Thursday, February 1, 2024

This time, 36 engineers will gather in one group to make a breakthrough in the research and development of RE.

Key Points: 
  • This time, 36 engineers will gather in one group to make a breakthrough in the research and development of RE.
  • The rotary engine is an engine with a unique structure that generates power by rotating a triangular rotor.
  • In June 2023, the company resumed mass production of vehicles with rotary engines for the first time in approximately 11 years since the end of production of the Mazda RX-8 in 2012.
  • Currently, the Mazda MX-30 e-SKYACTIV R-EV, the 12th model that mounts a rotary engine, has been introduced in Japan and Europe.

Mazda Rotary Engine Vehicle Total Production Volume Surpasses Two Million Units

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Tuesday, October 31, 2023

HIROSHIMA, Japan, Oct 31, 2023 - (JCN Newswire) - Mazda Motor Corporation today announced that total production volume of rotary engine vehicles has surpassed two million units.

Key Points: 
  • HIROSHIMA, Japan, Oct 31, 2023 - (JCN Newswire) - Mazda Motor Corporation today announced that total production volume of rotary engine vehicles has surpassed two million units.
  • The rotary engine is an engine with a unique structure that uses rotational movement of triangular rotors to generate power.
  • The first vehicle Mazda equipped with a rotary engine was the Mazda Cosmo Sport (Mazda 110S), introduced in 1967.
  • In June this year, Mazda resumed production of rotary engine vehicles for the first time in eleven years after having ended production of the Mazda RX-8 in 2012 and is set to begin sales of their twelfth rotary engine vehicle, the Mazda MX-30 e-SKYACTIV R-EV, in the coming days.

MAZDA MX-30 e-SKYACTIV R-EV Mass Production Launched

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Thursday, June 22, 2023

HIROSHIMA, Japan, June 22, 2023 - (JCN Newswire) - Mazda Motor Corporation announced that, on June 22, the company started mass production of the European model of the MAZDA MX-30 e-SKYACTIV R-EV at Ujina Plant No.

Key Points: 
  • HIROSHIMA, Japan, June 22, 2023 - (JCN Newswire) - Mazda Motor Corporation announced that, on June 22, the company started mass production of the European model of the MAZDA MX-30 e-SKYACTIV R-EV at Ujina Plant No.
  • This is Mazda's first mass-production rotary engine vehicle in 11 years since the Mazda RX-8 was discontinued in June 2012.
  • Mazda has cumulatively produced over 1.99 million rotary engine vehicles.
  • Mazda keeps striving to reduce our environmental footprint throughout the production process.