Mazda Motor Corp. began production Jan. 29 of its new RENESIS rotary engine at its Ujina, Hiroshima, Japan, plant. A ceremony to mark the occasion was held with six Mazda directors, company representatives and about 150 employees. The rotary engine bows in the all-new RX-8 and is “a symbol of Mazda’s revival,” Executive Vice President Hisakazu Imaki says at the ceremony. Mazda is currently the only auto maker producing rotary engines. The RENESIS has twin rotors with a displacement of ...

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