The European version of the Fiat 124 Spider which is visually a bit different from its US counterpart has made its motor show debut at the ongoing 2016 Geneva Motor Show. The stylish two-seat convertible is based on the latest generation of the Mazda MX-5.
However, there are absolutely no visual clues that reveal the sportcar’s roots. It may be a Japanese vehicle under the skin but Fiat has designed every single body panel from ground up to give the 124 Spider a completely different appeal and an authentic Italian flavor.
A wide and low-slung stance is helped by elliptical LED infused headlamps, hexagonal grille, two-piece foglights and a trough shaped secondary air dam. Whether or not the fabric roof is deployed, the compact Fiat sportscar carries an air of elegance. Coming to the rear fascia, the Fiat badge is fixed on the horizontal surface of the boot. The neat LED combination lights and twin chrome exhaust pipes are the other highlights.
Inside, the simple dashboard houses three-pod instrument console, multifunction steering wheel, stand alone touchscreen infotainment system and leather sports seats with integrated roll over protection bars.
Powering the Europe-spec Fiat 124 Spider is the same 1.4-litre turbocharged direct injected petrol motor as the US version but the power outputs stand at 140 PS and 240 Nm of torque (20 PS and 9 Nm lesser).
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