When Mazda debuted its RX Vision concept at last year’s Tokyo Motor Show, the reception was overwhelmingly positive. However, fans wishing to one day own the RX Vision could only dream. As purely a study in design, Mazda had no real intentions of ever putting the concept into production, not to mention that the car’s proposed rotary powertrain could pose a big hurdle when keeping within emissions targets.
However, recent comments from Mazda’s design director Kevin Rice have intrigued fans of the RX Vision, and provided hope that the car one may be produced. Speaking about the Vision’s recent exhibition at the Concorso d'Eleganza Villa d'Este classic car show, Rice stated that his team were “overwhelmed with the reaction to the RX Vision”. “
In an interview with Top Gear magazine, Rice explains that “Inside Mazda, we all love the car, but to see the reaction of the people here at Villa – car fanatics of the highest level – and for them to be impressed has kind of shocked us.”
“We’d love to build it” Rice went on to say. “In the back rooms at Mazda, we’re still developing it, and when the world’s ready to buy another rotary, we’ll be ready to provide it.”