RESSURRECTION OF FIAT- THE LAUNCH OF THE 124 SPIDER
Fiat finally finds the answer to the missing puzzle, an age old deficiency on the part of the retro design company. The resilience and authenticity of this brand has geared up and taken the bull by the horn this year by defying its own conventions in the design of the luxury two seat roadster, the 124 spider. This elegant beauty carries a touch of romance well submerged in sporty confidence
The Fiat brand can be rated amongst retro design labels, since its inception in the spider early 1960’s till date. The brand has hovered around, producing diverse designs but never a two-seater. The 124 spider is expected to cost below or as much as $60,000
The design for the spider is inspired by a fourth generation Mazda, the MX-5 Miata. The similarities are uncanny but the disparities are yet tremendous starting from the exterior where the fiat adds a few extra inches to its length, the Mazda has a sleek slim rear while the fiat a bulky facial structure. The fiat features 150 hp and 184 pound-ft of torque while the Mazda lags at 155 hp and 148 pound-ft of torque. The spider also controls a 6-speed manual, this doesn’t fully utilize the torque abilities but it is a much fun riding experience compared to the Mazda. The fiat also comes with a few interesting features in the interior such as heated seats, and a 7-inch infotainment system. The fuel consumption isn’t bad at 26/city 35/ highway for manual and 25/city 36/highway for automatic. You could also decide to go for custom upgrades such as blind spot and backup camera, basically anything that suits your taste.
The Fiat spider comes with a defiantly aesthetic look which catches the eyes. It is definitely a worthy addition to the family.