The forthcoming Geneva Motor Show in March will be the setting for the international public debut of the Alfa Spider, thus completing the range to take Alfa Romeo into the future.

Also making its debut in Geneva is the all-new Alfa Spider. A strikingly sophisticated sports car which both recalls a glorious Alfa Romeo tradition in this segment (from the Giulietta Spider in the ’50s to the Duetto, and the 1990s model), and rolls out some cutting edge solutions in terms of mechanical specifications and engines.

The all-new Spider is a generously sized two-seater – 1,830 millimetres wide, 4,396 long and 1,367 high – characterized by elongated rear lights and four exhaust tail pipes which accentuate its exciting appearance. The interior is inviting and luxurious, thanks to the use of high quality materials and additional features (standard or optional, depending on the version) such as: automatic dual-zone climate control, steering wheel mounted audio controls, VDC and cruise control.

Available in two versions, customers can choose a Spider powered by Alfa Romeo’s 185 bhp 2.2 JTS engine, or the powerful 260 bhp 3.2 JTS. The all-new Spider will become available in the UK from early summer.

The new Spider ensures outstanding dynamic performance thanks to high double wishbone suspension at the front, and a sophisticated Multilink arrangement at the rear. Along with impressive ride comfort, it will boast a sporty configuration and the use of state-of-the-art Q4 four-wheel drive (available on 260 bhp 3.2 versions). And like the 159 saloon, which was recently awarded the maximum five star Euro NCAP safety rating, the new Spider epitomises the utmost attention to detail which goes into all aspects of safety, as well as offering the most sophisticated electronic vehicle dynamic control systems.