Welcome Fiat 124 - Aka Fiata

Written by Lee Bailie on .

Ignition Fiat 124 with Alfa 124 LA debut by FCA

The iconic 124 Spider nameplate is being revived nearly 50 years after the original debuted, only this time it’s a Fiat, not an Alfa Romeo. The new 124 Spider will come to market with some Mazda DNA, as it shares its platform with the Mazda MX-5 and is being built alongside the Japanese roadster in Madza’s Hiroshima plant. Mazda touches are noticeable in the interior, with common trim pieces visible in the dash and centre console. The design and drivetrain are all Fiat, however. Powering the 124 Spider is the company’s MultiAir 1.4L turbocharged four-cylinder engine (160 hp / 184 lb-ft) mated to either a six-speed manual or automatic transmission. Slated to arrive as a 2017, the 124 Spider will arrive across North America this summer.

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