Well, let the speculation rest. The 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata will not debut in Chicago, but at Laguna Seca.
Mazda made the announcement early Thursday, with the news that the new MX-5, known as the “ND”, will debut on September 3rd in Monterey, California. Events will also take place in Japan and Spain, with the ND on display at the “Miatas at Mazda Raceway” event from September 5th-7th.
Mazda debuted the Miata’s Skyactiv chassis at this year’s New York Auto Show, but many thought that a surprise debut in Chicago would mark the car’s 25th anniversary after it bowed in Chicago in 1989. But it was not to be.