Fiat 124 Spider Side Profile

After the many spyshots, we finally get to see what the Fiat 124 Spider looks like without disguise. The open-top Mazda Miata-based Fiat was recently caught at a photoshoot, and the photos show that it certainly doesn’t look at all like the Mazda MX-5 (ND), except for its length.

Although the two-door Spider sits pretty low, those droplet-shaped headlights help give it a wider stance. What looks like a split grille also adds to that effect – however, it isn’t as sharp as the car that it’s based on, a little bit like a Fiat Punto even.

Fiat 124 Spider Side Profile with models

Compared to the spyshots, those bulging side fenders don’t look as prominent here in these latest uncovered pictures, though that might change once we actually get to see the car from the front. Down towards the rear, what looks like a third-brake lamp is mounted onto a slightly upward sloping spoiler.

The rear lights also seem to have been given a bit of a Maserati treatment, with white squarish reflectors added into the rear lamps. Twin exhaust tips and multi-spoke wheels finish dressing up the exterior.

Interior-wise, it looks like it’s all MX-5 though, save for a different badge slapped on the steering wheel, a faintly redesigned gear lever head and white stitching for the leather cover. The pix may be blurry, but you can make out the Commander Control knob and even the seven-inch touchscreen, so it looks like almost everything has been carried over from its Japanese counterpart.

As for engines, the Fiat 124 Spider could feature a 1.4 litre turbocharged four-cylinder engine from the Fiat 500 Abarth or a 1.75 litre turbocharged unit, which can also be found under the Alfa Romeo 4C.

Fiat 124 Spider Spyshots

Fourth-generation Mazda MX-5 (ND)