The 2017 Fiat 124 Spider is one of cars that I have waited in 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show. But the Mazda MX-5 Miata twin didn’t appear. Of course, I’m disappointed. And now the convertible was caught during photo shoot in California. The most interesting thing is the car spied without any camouflage on its body. So, you can see its entire look!
Even though the photos are blur, but we still be able to see its look. 2017 Fiat 124 Spider is based-on the latest Mazda MX-5 Miata. But it doesn’t mean the Fiat version will have the same exterior design as MX-5. As you can see, the 124 has its own design. If MX-5 had a futuristic design, then 124 Spider likely has an elegant design. Seems like the cabriolet will get square headlights and horizontal LED taillights which probably takes the inspiration from latest Maserati Quattroporte’s taillights.
Furthermore, the 2017 124 features long front and rear overhangs that reminiscence me to the first generation of 124 Spider that was launched in 1966. Unfortunately, when you look at to the interior you won’t find Fiat’s identity here. Instead of making its own interior design, Fiat likely decides to adopt MX-5’s cabin. According to Motor Trend, the Italian car borrows Miata’s design, such as dashboard, center stack, center console, and even the infotainment system in lieu of the UConnect system. Disappointing.
For the engine, according to Carscoops, 124 Spider will get powertrains from Fiat. The roadster to be said will have 1.4 liter petrol engine with turbo producing 200 hp. And for Abarth version, it is likely to get 1.75 liter 4-cylinder turbo and the output around 240 hp.
After skip Frankfurt Motor Show, 2017 Fiat 124 Spider probably will make its world premiere at 2015 LA Auto Show next November.
Text: Andhika Pradityo
Photos: Motor Trend