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The 2017 Fiat 124 Spider has been caught completely uncovered at a photoshoot.



This is Fiat’s version of the Mazda MX-5, nicknamed the “Fiata,” though the Italian automaker has massaged the looks to try to bring its own DNA into the car. A more square front and rear end design is seen on the Fiat compared to the Mazda, while the small headlamps and horizontal tail lights are inspired by the classic Pininfarina-designed 124 Spider.

Under the hood of the Spider is expected to be a 1.4-liter turbocharged four-cylinder that makes about 180 horsepower, while an Abarth version is expected to also be offered with more aggressive styling, revised dynamics and a larger 1.75-liter turbo four pot with 240 hp and a dual-clutch transmission. The car in the photos features an automatic transmission, though a six-speed manual will be available.

On the inside, the Spider looks quite a bit like the MX-5 thanks to its console-mounted infotainment controller and tablet-like screen.

The spider should be revealed at the L.A. Auto Show in November, while the car should land in dealerships by summer of 2016.
Read more about the 2017 Fiat 124 Spider Spied Undisguised at Photoshoot at AutoGuide.com.
 
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