Miata, the first SUV to get the Mazda name, is coming soon to the U.S. and Canada.
The automaker is unveiling a new model in March, the Miata S.
Miata is the latest model from Mazda to enter the SUV market, joining the brand’s other high-performance SUV, the Mazda3, which debuted in 2019.
Mazda says the Miatimas’ new model will offer the company’s unique all-wheel drive system and sporty design with an aggressive look and feel.
“We are excited to unveil the Miats newest SUV, which is the first ever to be offered in the United States and Canada,” Mazda president and CEO Masahiro Moriyama said.
“The Miatis performance and design is so unique and we have never before seen a vehicle like it.
With this new SUV, we want to continue to take a leading role in driving innovation and developing new technologies for the industry.”
The Miatias styling and performance come at a time when U.K. buyers have begun to flock to premium vehicles, like the BMW i3, Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class, BMW 5 Series and Jaguar XE.
The car market is a huge one for the Mazda brand, with a combined value of about $1.6 trillion, according to Bloomberg.
The Miata is a compact SUV with a 1,500-pound payload and is available with a range of up to 155 miles on a single charge.
Mazda has said the new Miata will be available for the 2019 model year.
The company is also introducing the first Miata to be sold in the U