The stylish yet distinctive Fiat 124 Spider has been named, ‘Best Convertible’ by contracthireandleasing.com in their annual Car of the Year Awards .

A panel of judges, comprised of road-testers and editors, honoured the exquisite wagon for its range of superior form, immaculate driving dynamics and convenient interior with an effusion of comfort.

Head of Sales, Mike Best at contracthireandleasing.com upon announcement of the award, commented: “The Fiat 124 Spider is easy on the eye, effortless to drive and perfect for cruising in comfort – bringing classic looks and the laid-back sensibilities of the Mediterranean to the UK shores." He later added, “The Fiat 124 Spider has a unique character of its own and is a worthy winner”.

Sebastiano Fedrigo, Country Manager at Fiat and Abarth, reported: “The new Fiat Spider brings iconic Italian design, heritage and performance to a new generation. This award is testament that its combination of driving dynamics, technology and safety delivers the ultimate Italian roadster experience.”

The Fiat 124 Spider is available from £20,995 OTR, for a CLASSICA 1.4 Multi-Air Turbo 140hp.