2018 Mazda MX-5 Miata arrives with a red “hoodie” in the US image

The 2018 Mazda Miata kicks off at $25,295, and arrives for the new model year with the stylish red roof – an option offered already in other markets – along with new options.

The Japanese automaker has recently announced its modifications for the 2018 model year update of the well-known pocket roadster. The Miata is now offering on the beloved MX-5 Miata the Dark Cherry soft top – for the first time in the United States. Another important chance to the features list is the addition of heated Recaro seats in the optional BBS. For 2018, buyers will have the option of a Dark Cherry or Black soft top, with the body also gaining new shades – ternal Blue Mica, Snowflake White Pearl Mica, and Soul Red Crystal. Machine Gray Metallic, in the beginning offered exclusively on the RF, is now available across the entire range.

The cockpit also receives its own host of updates – there are newly added Auburn-colored and Nappa leather surfaces for the Grand Touring model, for example. The Sport trim gains standard features such as the Mazda Connect infotainment system, which includes a seven-inch full-color touchscreen display, a multi-function Commander, and HD radio connectivity. The MX-5 Club model includes new options such as heated cloth seats with red stitching, 17-inch dark gunmetal aluminum alloy wheels, and the option to secure the Brembo/BBS Recaro package for the $4,470.

Performance hasn’t been forgotten, with fine tuning provided to the rear suspension and power steering, while cabin noise has gone down a notch. The 2018 Miata goes for $25,295 in the base Sport trim, then surges to $29,155 for the Club trim, and $30,195 for the Grand Touring.