Make the hybrid one on a longer wheelbase (between firewall and front axle). Put a FWD motor pack  on the axle line for power to the nose including biasing. battery pack just behind the seats. Call it a MX-7 and style it after a FC or FD RX-7.

Because clearly the hybrid market is looking for the soft top touring side of the miata market, not the OMG that seat added 13 grams of weight autox side.