Following the critical acclaim of the Fiat 124 Spider, there are reports a hard-top Coupe version could be added to the charming Italian sports car’s lineup. Here are all the details we know so far…
We’ve no official images so far but our exclusive rendering above shows what it could look like. When it goes on sale it’ll rival the newly revealed Mazda MX-5 RF with which it shares a chassis and interior, the Toyota GT86 and cheaper versions of the Mercedes SLC.
Fiat 124 Coupe – exterior
The obvious visual difference between the 124 Spider and 124 Coupe will be the hard-top roof. A retractable version used by the Mazda MX-5 won’t make an appearance in a bid to distance the 124 Coupe from its Japanese sister car.
A Coupe version of the 124 was hinted with the 124 Coupe Rally shown at this year’s Geneva motor show and the concept car could be used as inspiration for the design of the hard-top roof. There’s also the possibility of mildly revamped styling at the rear of the car.
Fiat 124 Coupe – interior
Not much will change with the interior of the 124 Coupe, apart from an expected small decrease in headroom due to the chunkier hard-top roof. It’s thought the hard-top could be positioned towards the top of the 124 range so would come with plenty of extra equipment.
Fiat 124 Coupe – engines
A range of engines could be used for the 124 Coupe but their availability will vary depending on the market. Some may come with the Spider’s 1.4-litre 138hp unit, while other regions will potentially get the more powerful 158hp and Abarth 178hp versions.
Fiat 124 Coupe price and release date
There’s no release date for the Fiat 124 Coupe just yet but reports suggest it could be revealed as soon as 2017, with sales possibly starting later in the year. Pricing will depend on engines and trim but it’s expected to cost around 10 per cent more compared to the soft-top version. The 138hp 1.4-litre version could cost from around £25,000.