Face-to-face, Japan against Italy, comparison visual between the Mazda MX-5 and the Fiat 124 Spider

Fiat 124 Spider is already a reality. Fiat has presented on the occasion of Hall of Los Angeles resurrecting the myth of the convertible Italian at the time that was brought back from the history of the brand with a classic name. Now, past the maelstrom initial, it is the time to put face to face the Mazda MX-5 with the 124 convertible, do Italy or Japan?

Brief review mechanical, what is under the hood of each version?

The Fiat 124 Spider has the same platform of rear-wheel-drive the Miata. Developed and manufactured by Mazda.

Before we delve into the review of sight between the Mazda MX-5 and the new Fiat 124 Spider it should be recalled that the section mechanical of both models is different, although the platform of rear-wheel-drive on which to articulate both is the same, and was developed and produced by Mazda in Hiroshima.

The Fiat 124 Spider has under the hood with the mechanics 1.4 Multiair Turbo 140 horses with a few 240 Nm, a mechanism that in the case of the north american market was raised up to 160 horsepower and 248 Nm of torque.

The Mazda MX-5 for its part, offers an alternative 1.5 of 131 horses and another of 2 liters and 160 horses, both atmospheric.

In the case of Fiat we must take into account the rumors that speak of an alternative with the seal of Abarth, a more powerful version, while in the case of Mazda, although it has also spoken of a hypothetical MPS, it seems less likely.

Photo-to-photo, Mazda MX-5 vs. Fiat 124 Spider:

Stroke classic and rounded front nerves more defined strokes sharp and a definite attitude more risky. The appearance of both mounts is quite different and opting in each case for paths very different and very much in keeping with its provenance.



the optical more rounded Fiat 124 Spider at the torn of the Mazda MX-5.



Of the strokes side more soft Italian the largest muscle of the japanese.



what about your interior? Its interior has in the case of Fiat a clear taste of Mazda. Change certain finishes, very few, but it keeps that dashboard, the screen of the multimedia system in the form of tablet, even the instrumentation is the same.



do Not miss our test of the Mazda MX-5:

, and we Still have to wait to know what the unfolding of the Fiat 124 Spider, but you can already read our first contact with the Miata in the article “Mazda MX-5 2015, tested: love at first curve.“