Fiat 124 Coupe Could Happen and This is What It Might Look Like

Stephen Elmer
by Stephen Elmer

The Fiat 124 Spyder is currently only offered as a soft-top convertible, but it may not be that way for long.

According to Autocar, Fiat is busy working on a fixed-roof variant of the 124 Spider which will likely show up as a high-performance variant. Unlike its sister car the Mazda MX-5, the Fiat won’t offer a retractable hardtop option.

New renders (seen above) show exactly what this car could look like if it does go with a fixed roof.

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The base Spider’s 154-horsepower turbocharged four-cylinder doesn’t exactly scream performance, so the Abarth Spider’s 178-hp version of the engine seems like the most likely option for the coupe.

Pricing for the fixed roof car is said to be about 10 percent more than the convertible, which would put the base price around $31,000 assuming it’s based on the performance-focused Abarth model.

Fiat engineers will design the car, while it will be built at Mazda’s Hiroshima plant, the same location where the current 124 Spider is built.

[Source: Autocar]

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Stephen Elmer
Stephen Elmer

Stephen covers all of the day-to-day events of the industry as the News Editor at AutoGuide, along with being the AG truck expert. His truck knowledge comes from working long days on the woodlot with pickups and driving straight trucks professionally. When not at his desk, Steve can be found playing his bass or riding his snowmobile or Sea-Doo. Find Stephen on <A title="@Selmer07 on Twitter" href="http://www.twitter.com/selmer07">Twitter</A> and <A title="Stephen on Google+" href="http://plus.google.com/117833131531784822251?rel=author">Google+</A>

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  • Noe Japan Noe Japan on Aug 25, 2016

    Interesting how they would pull this off. The mx-5 doesn't have a couple version and contrary to the usual you could see this 'adding' weight rather than the other way around. The underpinning mx-5 was always engineered as open

  • Jonny_Vancouver Jonny_Vancouver on Aug 25, 2016

    Does it matter what Fiat comes out with? I thought their cars were shite? I feel badly for the owner whenever I see a Fiat 500 driving down the street, knowing they got pulled in to buying one by clever marketing and a latent desire to buy something that looked different than other econo-boxes on the road. This company gets away with bloody murder.

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