2022 Mazda RX-7: What We Know So Far

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2022 Mazda RX-7

The renderings of the upcoming 2022 Mazda RX-7 are finally available, and we must admit, the new model looks too good to be true. Back in 2015, the RX-Vision concept was introduced, but unfortunately, the production version has not happened. However, looking at the first renderings, we immediately noticed that many elements were taken from the RX-Vision Concept.

If you didn’t know, the Mazda RX-7 is a rear-wheel-drive, rotary engine-powered sports car that was very popular from 1978 to 2002 across three generations. The last generation of this model made instant popularity thanks to 2+2-seater coupé styling. However, almost two decades after, rumors about its comeback are not settling down at all.

2022 Mazda RX-7 front

2022 Mazda RX-7 Renderings

The renderings of the new 2022 Mazda RX-7 reveal many elements that were taken from the RX-Vision Concept. Interestingly, the same oval-shaped look is present, but with much more curves around the edges of the B-pillar.

Generally speaking, the Mazda RX-7 mostly dominates on the front and side. In addition, it features horizontal LED headlights siting much lower than the current variant. Moreover, they definitively mimic a pair of headlights that became a trend in the 80s.” On top of that, the grille is much more attractive with the emblem placed above, reminiscent of the original RX-7. Overall, the design is fresh as you can see, and on the back, the manufacturer added attractive taillights across tailgate.

Cabin Rumors

On the inside, we expect the new 2022 Mazda RX-7 to bring more sporty styling. Unfortunately, there are no renderings at the moment to show the cabin styling. However, we for sure know that model will offer two seats, with a decent room. We also presume that this seat is going to be flip-style, allowing baggage on the back end.

Nevertheless, several adjustments will be present, and expect a completely new infotainment display as well as many amenities. Like many of Mazda’s nowadays models, the RX-7 should come standard with an Apple CarPlay/Android Auto, automatic emergency, lane-departure warning, and a blind-spot monitor with a rear cross-traffic alert.

2022 Mazda RX-7 side

2022 Mazda RX-7 Engine Specs

Under the hood, we expect the new 2022 Mazda RX-7 to use some of the existing engines. A rotary engine would work well, in theory, but we could also expect something new. Many believe that the new RX-7 may borrow the same machine from the RX-8 model, but we think otherwise. This model comes with a 1.3-liter engine that produces 232 hp. As you can see, this engine is weak for the nowadays cars, and there is no chance that it will power the new model.

The next possibility is a mild-hybrid version that consists of a 2.0-liter e-Skyactiv G engine backed by an automatic transmission. This engine has an assist motor of 5.1-kWh and a 24-volt lithium-ion battery pack. Unfortunately, at this point, there are no words about output or fuel economy.

2022 Mazda RX-7 rear

Release Date, Price

There is still no official statement about the 2022 Mazda RX-7 comeback. But, interestingly, many rumors indicate that this model is in the works, considering that Mazda is bringing back the rotary engine for 2022. So stay tuned for more upcoming information about this incredible sports car.

Source: motor1.com

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