Fiat chose the 2016 Geneva Motor Show as the stage on which to showcase its 124 Spider for the first time. The model brings a recognised name back to the Fiat family to deliver roadster thrills for the Italian firm’s loyal buyers and all other motoring enthusiasts.
The new model is powered by a 1.4-litre MultiAir turbo petrol engine that generates 138bhp and 240Nm of maximum torque. This takes the car from 0-60mph in under 7.5 seconds, while the layout of the cockpit creates a sporty feel for driver and passenger; they sit low to the road at the end of a long bonnet featuring two large power domes, a tribute to the original 124’s burly engine.
Looks-wise, the new 124 Spider is bold and assertive but also sophisticated. ‘Floating’ rear taillights are another nod to 124 models of the past, while the rear wings draw in towards the tailgate. Here the Fiat badge sits at the top of the rear spoiler pointing upwards rather than outwards.
While many of the car’s features draw inspiration from previous models, the latest 124 Spider still finds space for modern day vehicle technology. Air conditioning, Bluetooth® and keyless start all feature alongside a BOSE sound system.
The roadster will launch towards the end of 2016, and Fiat will also offer just 124 examples of a special Anniversary Edition model to UK buyers. Stay up to date with details on the release of both iterations by returning to the Lipscomb Fiat news pages soon.