The Fiat 124 Spider will cost from £19,545 in the UK for the Classica rising to £23,295 for the Lusso Plus trim. All models get Fiat’s 1.4-litre MultiAir 140 engine.
The Fiat 124 Spider arrived at last year’s Los Angeles Motor Show as a Mazda MX-5 very nicely dressed by an Italian tailor. And now it’s going on sale in the UK, starting from £19,545 for the 124 Spider Classica, rising to £23,295 for the Lusso Plus.
All the models – there’s a regular Lusso trim in between – get keyless, Cruise, Air Con, infotainment, Bluetooth and 16″ alloys as standard, with Lusso adding a 7″ infotainment with Sat Nav and reversing camera, 17″ alloys as well as heated leather seats.
If you shell out the extra £1,000 for the Lusso Plus you can add in Bose sound, adaptive LED headlights, LED running lights and auto lights and wipers.
The Fiat 124 Spider comes in a choice of eight colours – Passione Red, Ice White, Volcano Black, Argento Grey, Fashion Grey, Magnetic Bronze, Italia Blue and Urban White – but you’ll only get one engine option.
That engine option is Fiat’s 1.4-litre turbocharged MultiAir petrol with 138bhp, which is enough to scoot the 124 Spider to 62mph in 7.5 seconds.
It all adds up to a tempting alternative to the Mazda MX-5, it’s just a shame we’re not getting the 160bhp 124 the Americans are, although there is 124 Spider Abarth on the way with 178bhp, but that’ll cost you £30k.
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