If you're a fan of the Wankel engine, chances are that there's a soft place in your heart for the Mazda Motor Corporation. It's also likely that you've been saddened at the uncertain future of Mazda's rotary engines given that the RX-8 is now completing its production run. You'd be happy, then, to read a new tweet from Mazda PR's twitter account:
We thank you all very much for the messages of support for the RX-8 and the rotary engine! It's made a deep impression on us. Currently Mazda is working to implement its breakthrough SkyActiv technology and eagerly developing a new model with a next-generation rotary engine. We look forward to your continuing support!
The wording of the Japanese makes it unclear if the new rotary engine will be branded as part of the new SkyActiv series of fuel-efficient engines from Mazda. But it's the firmest confirmation yet that Mazda will continue to develop this unique powerplant.