This is moment many of us have been waiting for. The new Fiat 124 Spider revives the storied nameplate, bringing its classic Italian styling and performance to a new generation. Paying homage to the original 124 Spider nearly 50 years after its introduction, the Fiat 124 Spider delivers the ultimate Italian roadster experience with driving excitement, technology and safety combined with iconic Italian design. The Fiat 124 Spider will be available with the proven 1.4-liter MultiAir Turbo four-cylinder engine, from the Abarth only this time it will power the rear-wheels. The engine, delivers 140 horsepower and 240 Nm. of torque, and is available with a six-speed manual transmission. The 124 Spider’s suspension uses a double-wishbone layout in front and a multilink in the rear, specifically tuned for greater stability while braking and turning. Steering is light and responsive with the use of an electric power assist (dual pinion) system.The steering and suspension setup, lightweight frame, balanced weight distribution and turbocharged engine combine for a dynamic driving experience. Noise vibration and harshness (NVH) enhancements, including an acoustic front windshield and insulation treatments, also help to deliver a refined, quiet ride. For a bit of drop top motoring, the Fiat 124 Spider’s soft convertible top is manual and easy to operate.
The all-new roadster is available with safety and security features, including adaptive front headlamps, and rear camera. A high-strength body delivers high rigidity and light weight. The Fiat 124 Spider also includes an array of available technology features for added comfort and convenience, including the 7- inch touchscreen display with digital radio multimedia control, Bluetooth connectivity, heated seats and Keyless Enter’n Go. A Bose premium sound system with nine speakers, including dual headrest speakers, is also available for superior sound quality even with the top down. The new Fiat 124 Spider, designed at Centro Stile in Turin, Italy, borrows cues from the original 1966 Spider – widely considered one of Fiat’s most beautiful cars of all time – and reinterprets them for today. The 124 Spider has a timeless low-slung presence, with a classically beautiful bodyside, well-balanced proportions and a sporty cabin-to-hood ratio. Features like the hexagonal upper grille and grille pattern, “power domes” on the front hood and sharp horizontal rear lamps call to mind details of the historic Spider.
The interior is crafted and designed to focus on the occupants, with premium soft-touch materials throughout. Inside the driving position is excellent ensuring easy operation of the steering wheel, pedals and gear lever. The Fiat 124 Spider will be available in two trim levels: 124 Spider and Lusso. Each model is available in 8 exterior paint colors, including Rosso Passione (Solid Red), Bianco Gelato (Solid White), Nero Vesuvio (Black Metallic), Grigio Argento (Gray Metallic), Grigio Moda (Dark Gray Metallic) Bronzo Magnetico (Bronze Metallic), Azzurro Italia (Azure Metallic) and tri-coat Bianco Ghiaccio. To celebrate the return of the classic nameplate, 124 vehicles will be offered as a limited-edition Anniversary. Each will be individually numbered with a commemorative badge and available in Rosso Passione exterior paint with premium leather seats in black. The new Fiat 124 Spider will arrive in FIAT studios in summer 2016.