Mazda’s top designer wants to create new RX-7

Mazda’s top designer wants to create new RX-7

Ikuo Maeda, Mazda’s big cheese in the design studio was recently responsible for penning the new Mazda2. Previously he designed the RX-8, and the Kubura concept (pictured) but most interestingly it was Maeda’s father that created the original Mazda RX-7. Now, Maeda has spoken out about his desire to bring the RX-7 back to life, saying “I do have a strong yearning to revive the RX-7 during my tenure.”

Rotary enthusiasts globally would like nothing more than for Mazda to bring back the 7, but apparently other top Mazda officials are less interested, asking “Why go backwards?”

For many at Mazda the excessive warranty claims make the RX-7 not the fondest of memories, if there’s a next time it should be done right.

For it to have any chance at all, Maeda claims Mazda will need the U.S. economy to come back, first and foremost. Until then, keep your fingers crossed.

Ikuo Maeda, Mazda’s big cheese in the design studio was recently responsible for penning the new Mazda2. Previously he designed the RX-8, and the Kubura concept (pictured) but most interestingly it was Maeda’s father that created the original Mazda RX-7. Now, Maeda has spoken out about his desire to bring the RX-7 back to life, saying “I do have a strong yearning to revive the RX-7 during my tenure.”

Rotary enthusiasts globally would like nothing more than for Mazda to bring back the 7, but apparently other top Mazda officials are less interested, asking “Why go backwards?”

For many at Mazda the excessive warranty claims make the RX-7 not the fondest of memories, if there’s a next time it should be done right.

For it to have any chance at all, Maeda claims Mazda will need the U.S. economy to come back, first and foremost. Until then, keep your fingers crossed.

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