Fiat’s new roadster has been spied testing for the first time.
Developed in conjunction with Mazda, the 2017 Fiat 124 Spider shares its platform with the new 2016 Mazda MX-5. The Fiat will also be built in the same factory as the famous Mazda sports car, but not everything about these two will be the same.
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The 124 Spider will come powered by a 1.4-liter turbocharged engine, the same unit found in the 500 Abarth and the Dodge Dart. A six-speed manual is likely to be the standard transmission option, while a six-speed automatic should be offered.
Fiat claims that the design will also be quite different than the MX-5. Expect it to take some of its cues from the classic 124 Spider that was originally styled by Pininfarina.
The 2017 Fiat 124 Spider will debut later this year, likely at the Los Angeles Auto Show in November. Sales should begin sometime in mid-2017.
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