ehh for the same reason they didnt have one in the stilo on a left hooker the driving position is perfect feet wise, on a RHD its just not, as you dont have a whopping wheel arch in the middle of your car!
I guess the one in th picture shows the foot rest in the same manner as it shows the satnav. Is the satnav available in countries other than the UK as local fiat dealer has stated they won't be supplying this as an option which is supported by the fact it is missing from the options list?
Show it in the pictures, but can't buy it, then why show it?
a footrest is very important to me, i'd get to a scrapyard and take the foot rest from another car, you can always chop it down to fit.