Mazda Premacy Hydrogen RE Hybrid with 40% better output

The new Mazda Premacy Hydrogen RE Hybrid will be revealed at the 40th Tokyo Motor Show in October 2007. The new Mazda Premacy Hydrogen RE Hybrid yields 40% better output, resulting in enhanced acceleration performance and an extended hydrogen-fueled range of about 200km, or twice that of the RX-8 Hydrogen RE. The hydrogen rotary engine is changed from a longitudinal to a transverse layout. Seating capacity is also increased to give accommodation for five adults along with greater luggage space. The hybrid system employed for the hydrogen rotary engine efficiently converts energy from hydrogen combustion into electricity that powers the electric motor.

The system realizes high energy-efficiency and a quick response allied with low fuel consumption. Acceleration kicks in the instant you hit the accelerator, creating a direct feeling of power. The new Mazda Premacy Hydrogen RE Hybrid promotes practical use thanks to an extended hydrogen-fueled range, and enhanced driving performance and packaging. Leasing is now planned to commence in 2008.