18 Nov 2015
The new Fiat 124 Spider
124 Spider Revives Legendary Nameplate with Iconic Italian Styling and Dynamic Driving Experience
- Fiat 124 Spider returns nearly 50 years after original introduction.
- Delivers iconic Italian style with modern adaptation of original Spider legend.
- Powered by turbocharged MultiAir 1.4-liter engine for 140 horsepower and 240 Nm of torque, available with manual transmission.
- Available with safety and security features, plus technologies for added comfort and convenience.
- 124 units will be available as limited-production 'Anniversary'.
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.
Engaging driving dynamics through thoughtful engineering
In EMEA, the Fiat 124 Spider is available with the proven 1.4-liter MultiAir Turbo four-cylinder engine, the engine's first application in a rear-wheel-drive vehicle. 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 an open-air driving experience, the Fiat 124 Spider's soft convertible top is easy to operate and requires minimal force.
Loaded with safety, security and technology features
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.
Design pays homage to past with modern interpretation of styling cues
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. Ergonomics were applied to emphasize the driving experience and ensure easy operation of the steering wheel, pedals and shifter while driving.
The Fiat 124 Spider is 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.
Special edition gives enthusiasts the chance to own one of the first Fiat 124 Spiders
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 EMEA in summer 2016.