If you want a brand-new, low-cost, fixed-roof four-cylinder coupe, those are unfortunately your only two options in the U.S. However, if a new Autocar report is to be believed, that might not be the case for much longer, as Fiat mulls over a hard-top 124 sports auto.
Autocar suggests that the fixed roof Fiat 124 would probably offer a more potent powertrain option to the 124hp 1.4T unit in the Spider, which could deliver up to 180hp.
The Fiat Abarth 124 Rally Concept that was unveiled in this year's Geneva show was supposed to give an idea about the shape of Fiat 124 Coupe.
According to a report from Autocar, the coupe version of the 124 would likely be a high-performance model, which means it may only wear the badge of Fiat's performance sub-brand, Abarth.
The Internet is already working on illustrating a auto no one outside of Fiat or Mazda has yet seen, but it's maybe illustrative to take a look at the recent past. The report suggests that other sources expect the not-yet-confirmed coupe to sport a highly restyled rear-end, with a trunk accessed through an integrated rear window. With a fixed-head format being selected to enhance the car's sporty credentials, the combination of the Abarth's engine and performance kit, including a limited-slip differential, makes a compelling case for its adoption.
Thus we are looking at a starting price of 25,000 pounds with a 138bhp output and a 1.4 liter engine. However, the work was often done by coachbuilders as opposed to the factory.