New 2017 Fiat 124 Spider
What’s New: A new body and a new name for the Mazda Miata. The Fiata, as we’ll call it, is built in Hiroshima alongside the Miata and gets Fiat’s port-injected, 1.4-liter turbo making 160 hp. Transmission choices mirror Mazda’s (six-speed manual or auto), and the Abarth version provides an exterior butching up plus Mazda’s Club package.
What’s Not: The Fiata was supposed to be an Alfa Romeo but was switched to Fiat at the last second. It may be built in Japan, but this is classic Italian dysfunction at its best. We’re disappointed the Abarth (pictured) won’t use the 4C’s 237-hp, 1.7-liter engine; the tired SOHC cast-iron Dodge Dart lump under the hood isn’t one of our favorites.
When: Summer 2016
How Much: $25,990