They say that the fiat 124 spider is a clone version of a mazda mx-5 however we think differently it is an updated version of a classic fiat
The biggest difference between 124 and MX-5 is how grown up it feels. The two cars share the same chassis structure, suspension and rear-wheel drive transmission but Fiat has done its bit to make the car feel a little different.
Borrowing heavily from the looks of the Pininfarina-designed original, circa 1966, the 124 Spider is a stylish, if not exactly Italian, two-seat droptop. Its rival—Mazda’s MX-5 Miata—is also its main benefactor, donating its chassis, assembly line, and parts bin. But the 124 Spider does have a unique suspension and powertrain: a 160-hp 1.4-liter turbo four with either a six-speed manual or auto. The racy Abarth gets a sport-tuned exhaust, a limited-slip differential, and a boost to 164 hp.
Features of this vehicle are:
|Electronic Stability Control (ESC)|
|ABS And Driveline Traction Control|
|Side Impact Beams|
|Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Seat-Mounted Side Airbags|
|Low Tire Pressure Warning|
|Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Front Airbags|
|Airbag Occupancy Sensor|
|Driver And Passenger Side Airbag Head Extension|
|Outboard Front Lap And Shoulder Safety Belts -inc: Pretensioners|
|Radio: AM/FM Bluetooth w/3″ Display|
|Radio w/Seek-Scan, Clock, Speed Compensated Volume Control, Aux Audio Input Jack, Steering Wheel Controls, Voice Activation and External Memory Control|
The Fiat will be built at Mazda’s factory in Hiroshima, alongside the MX-5. Pricing and full specification details will be announced at a later date.