Fiat has previewed its all-new convertible – the 124 Spider.

Based on the Mazda MX-5, the 124 Spider is a two-seat convertible sports car, designed to give drivers the very best on-road experience.

Powered by a 1.4-litre turbocharged petrol engine, the 124 Spider develops 140hp and 24Nm of torque, enabling it to reach 62mph in just 7.5 seconds and carry onwards to a top speed of 134mph.

The standard car is brought to market in a very high specification, with air conditioning, leather steering wheel and cruise control all included as standard. Drivers will also see alloy wheels, cruise control and Bluetooth connectivity included in the car. Keyless start is added, too.

Prices for the 124 Spider are expected to start at around £20,000, with a limited run of ‘Anniversary Edition’ cars coming in at £23,295. These models include an even greater amount of standard equipment and technology. Starting off with full LED adaptive headlights, the Anniversary Edition also features Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity, satellite navigation with 3D mapping and a nine-speaker BOSE audio system. A numbered plaque and a 124 Spider badge on the front grille also help differentiate the Anniversary Edition from the rest of the range.

Designed to be as light as possible, the 124 Spider features a completely manual fabric folding roof which can be operated in just seconds. The 124 Spider’s design harks back to roadsters of old, and as such has ‘floating’ rear tail lamps and a FIAT badge mounted on the top of the car’s rear spoiler, as oppose to on the boot’s face.

Jack Evans


After completing his university studies in English and Creative Writing in Cardiff, Jack is now a full time motoring writer at Blackball Media. His love of cars stems from his childhood years when he began to live and breathe all-things automotive.

March 4, 2016