Details and pricing of Fiat 124 Spider sports model released

The new Fiat 124 Spider two-seater sports car will be available at a price of £19,545, rising to £22,295 and £23,295 for more premium trim models.

Standard features for the new sporty offering include keyless start, air conditioning, an infotainment system, cruise control and 16-inch alloys.

Dealerships in the UK looking to add this attractive vehicle to their showrooms and forecourts need to make sure they update their motor trade insurance and road risks insurance to include the new models. And as test drives are sure to be popular, car dealers must ensure they have adequate demonstration cover too.

The more premium Lusso, Classico and Lusso Plus trim levels include extras such as a touchscreen for the infotainment system, sat-nav, heated leather seats, keyless entry and reversing cameras.

The new model is based on the Mazda MX-5, but the 124 Spider has a much longer bonnet and a hexagonal grille, while at the rear, it's decipherable by its twin exhausts, horizontal tail lamps and what Fiat calls its 'seagull' wings — giving the 124 an extremely sporty look that buyers will love.

As far as the engine goes, Fiat has opted for a 1.4-litre turbocharged MultiAir petrol engine and the interior is very similar indeed to the Mazda MX-5 on which it is based.

AutoExpress.co.uk gave the car a five-star review, stating: "Fiat has done a fine job of creating its own Mazda MX-5. There were fears that a 12-month delay would sit the 124 Spider in poor reflection compared its Japanese stablemate, but the Italians have pulled it off.

"It’s quick and fun to drive, but manages it all in a slightly different way to its sister car. Yes, it’s a little pricier, and yes there is no limited slip differential, but for a lot of people the 124 Spider will be just the ticket."