Fiat confirms 124 name will appear on new joint venture roadster to be built by Mazda

The heavily anticipated Fiat-Chrysler roadster based on the latest Mazda MX-5 will be badged as a Fiat 124 Spider, it has been confirmed. 

Fiat boss Sergio Marchionne confirmed the name during the Geneva motor show. 
News of a roadster co-operation between Mazda and Fiat Chrysler has long been acknowledged. However, speculation had suggested the Fiat model would be badged as an Alfa Romeo Spider, or a standalone model in the Abarth range. 
The Fiat 124 Spider name announcement fits with other recent comments from Marchionne, who stipulated that future Alfa-Rome models would be "built in Italy with Italian produced powertrains". 

Fiat badging for the Japanese-built roadster gels with these earlier comments.

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