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|Submitted by SuperUser on Thursday, October 14, 1999 - 12:00am||
It is very official. See at the bottom a press release in
Japanese. The english one is soon to come.
The pages are written in Japanese, but here are the images:
Mazda Motor Corporation will exhibit concept cars including the RX-EVOLV equipped with a new rotary engine and present new technologies based on the message "New Ideas that Stir Your Emotions" at the 33rd Tokyo Motor Show (*). It will be held at Chiba's Makuhari Messe Convention Center from October 23 (Saturday) to November 3 (Wednesday).
As the leading concept car, the RX-EVOLV expresses the completely new four-seater sports car world that embodies Mazda's brand personality: "stylish", "insightful", and "spirited". The use of the newly developed, compact RENESIS(**) rotary engine allows a spacious interior roomy enough for four adults to enjoy sports driving without any compromise in the same body size as the RX-7.
Mazda will show several other concept cars as well, including the NEOSPACE, developed as a functional compact car, and the NEXTOURER, a new-generation touring sedan.
In addition, technological exhibits on environmental and safety topics will be presented. These include the DEMIO FCEV fuel cell electric vehicle, the Mazda DIREC-G direct fuel injection gasoline engine, the Mazda DIREC-D direct fuel injection diesel engine, the Mazda Toroidal CVT next-generation transmission, the Safety Active Seat, and the Smart Airbag.
(*)This is the first "Passenger Car
and Motorcycle Show" after moving the
"Commercial Vehicle" section to
a separate show. Mazda will hold a press
briefing at the Mazda booth in the East Hall
on Wednesday, October 20, from 10:00 to 10:25.
(**)The "RENESIS" name encapsulates
the feeling of "new" taken from
the expressions "Re" or "new",
Outline of Main Exhibits
- Rear angle 1
- Rear angle 2
- Front with Lights
- Front/Side 1
- Front/Side 2
- Side Interior
- Full Side
- Inside 1
- Center Console
- Concept Cars
Mazda has consistently built sports cars
that are "fun to drive." To continue
this tradition, the RX-EVOLV incorporates
the five elements of appropriate body size,
a consistent application of thorough weight
reduction, a balanced 50-50 front-rear weight
distribution, a FR layout, and a low inertial
yaw, which together form what the company
calls "Mazda Spirited DNA". The
newly developed RENESIS rotary engine makes
it possible to satisfy all of these elements.
The RENESIS demonstrates a maximum power
output of 280 PS/9,000rpm and maximum torque
of 23.0 kg-m/8,000 rpm, even with the use
of a natural-intake engine. The RENESIS also
meets the needs of a new-millennium engine
by meeting Japanese Low Emission Vehicle
(LEV) standards, enhancing fuel economy at
all operational speeds, from idling to high-speed
driving. The RX-EVOLV is brimming with a
most of new features including technology
to change the engine performance in relation
to the driver's skill.
RENESIS Major Specifications
TypeWater-cooled serial 2-rotor
Total displacement cc654 x 2
(expert/non-expert) PS/rpm280/9,000 240/8,000 (target)
Maximum torque(expert/non-expert) kg-m/rpm23.0/8,000 21.0/7,000(target)
TransmissionSix-speed auto-manual shift
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