Mazda MX-5 Miata Should Start Being Afraid of Honda

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There was a time when Honda has the S660 to compete with the Mazda MX-5 Miata but the axing of the car from their lineup has given its rival a free pass in sales.

Well, it looks like there may be an expiry date for the free pass as it was reported today that Honda is going to produce a new compact performance car. The vehicle is nameless at present moment but it will be based on Honda’s all-new Sports EV concept.

The concept was unveiled earlier today at the Tokyo Motor Show and it immediately captured the attention of masses. This cannot be helped as they concept feature a classic design with a promising performances to offer. It also feels like the Sports EV is the successor to the S660 which we have all been waiting for.

Honda did not provide the details of the electric powertrain but they did acknowledge the positive response towards the car. Seeing that the Sports EV concept is about the same size as the Mazda MX-5 Miata, there is a high chance for the vehicle to go into direct contest with the S660’s old rival.