The Hiroshima, Japan, automaker is re-imagining the trademark rotary engine as a far-out, eco-friendly generator for an electric motor in a clean-burning hybrid setup that runs on renewable biofuel or hydrogen.
And plans are to lift the MX-5 Miata roadster, or maybe even an RX sports car reboot, to new heights with a radical redesign.
The two developments were fused together in a jaw-dropping concept car called the Iconic SP unveiled Wednesday at the Japan Mobility Show. Sleek and vibrant, the Viola Red sports coupe maintains the unmistakable profile of Mazda's sports coupes while nailing the proportions from every angle.
CEO Masahiro Moro said Mazda Motor Corp.'s rotary engine technology is flexible enough to run on all kinds of renewable fuel sources, making it a potent weapon in the fight for carbon neutrality.