Real Quotes from Mazda’s Global Sales and Marketing General Manager
Once again Motoring.com.au has brought some rotary rumors to surface thanks to an interview with Yasuhiro Aoyama, the General manager of Global Sales and Marketing. So what did Yasuhiro say that is so revealing?
“this is a very fantastic idea, 2017, [for] a new rotary.”
“We celebrate the anniversary of rotary in 2017; 50 years. Then 2020 is the Olympics in Tokyo and the 100th anniversary of Mazda,”
When prodded for more info and whether we would see a halo car in 2020 he was quoted as saying: “We will defy convention”.
In order to prevent us from expanding on his words without the proper quotes let us list them all here:
“We have our own definition of sports and our own definition of how to get Jinba Ittai, the oneness between car and driver – and we do not have to necessarily compete with segments or competitors,” he said.
“We won’t follow them just for the sake of it.” [in reference to other car companies]
“We are indifferent to the successes that our rivals are making; we need to make our own success and forge our own way forward.”
And one of the quotes that I find most exciting was this:
“Lightweight is one of the core elements for our sports cars to have high performance, so all of the vehicles for the next generation will be like this,” he stated.
What could this all mean? Well that Mazda again has neither confirmed nor denied the idea of an RX-7 in 2017, and that it “is a very fantastic idea”, and that it it will definitely be a lightweight vehicle. We also know that he is hinting at something in 2020? Possibly a halo car? Possibly the RX-9 that they trademarked awhile back. (source)
Nonetheless, we are already stashing our pennies so that once we have official word, we can start yelling “Take my MONEY!”