The RX-9 is configured to seat four passengers comfortably. It conveys the visual signature of a futuristic, two-door coupe. However, it incorporates two smaller rear doors (that deploy in a clamshell fashion) easing ingress and egress for rear passengers. The doors and inner doorframe are part of a larger internal structure that combines an aluminum space frame with composite exterior surfaces.
The Mazda RX-9 is an exciting expression of the visual and functional possibilities of a new kind of grand touring car. A low-slung, two-plus-two vehicle motivated by a hybrid drive train, the RX-9 enables the driver to be environmentally conscious while allowing the full enjoyment of an athletic automobile. It is truly the world's first practical, and economical GT car.