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Along Came a Fiat 124 Spider

2017 Fiat 124 Spider revives a legend

November 20, 2015

spiderThe introduction of the all-new 2017 Fiat 124 Spider at the 2015 Los Angeles Auto Show, is reviving the legendary nameplate, bringing its classic Italian styling and performance to a new generation. The 2017 Fiat 124 Spider delivers the ultimate Italian roadster experience with driving excitement, technology and safety combined with iconic Italian design.

The all-new Fiat 124 Spider was designed at Centro Stile in Turin, Italy. It borrows cues from the original Spider – widely considered one of Fiat’s most beautiful cars of all time.

  • Comments by Felix Kilbertus, Design Manager Fiat 124 Spider, regarding the design features of the all-new 2017 Fiat 124 Spider.

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    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.

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    The 2017 124 Spider has a timeless low-slung presence, with a classically beautiful bodyside, well-balanced proportions and a sporty cabin-to-hood ratio.

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    The interior of the Fiat 124 Spider is crafted and designed to focus on the occupants, with premium soft-touch materials throughout.

  • Comments by Enrico Genchi, Model Responsible Fiat 124 Spider, regarding the engineering features of the all-new 2017 Fiat 124 Spider.

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    For an open-air driving experience, the Fiat 124 Spider’s soft convertible top is easy to operate and requires minimal force, much like the original Spider’s top.

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    The steering and suspension setup, lightweight frame, balanced weight distribution and turbocharged engine combine for a dynamic driving experience.

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    The proven 1.4-liter MultiAir Turbo four-cylinder engine delivers 160 horsepower and 184 lb.-ft. of torque, and is available with either a six-speed manual or automatic transmission.

  • Comments by Bob Broderdorf, Director of FIAT Brand North America, regarding the history and great new features behind the all-new 2017 Fiat 124 Spider.

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    To celebrate the return of the classic nameplate, the first 124 vehicles will be offered as a limited-edition Prima Edizione Lusso, as shown at the 2015 Los Angeles Auto Show.

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    2017 Fiat 124 Spider

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    The all-new Fiat 124 Spider will arrive in FIAT studios in North America in summer 2016.

In North America, 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 160 horsepower and 184 lb.-ft. of torque, and is available with either a six-speed manual or automatic transmission.

The 124 Spider’s suspension uses a double-wishbone layout in front and a multi-link 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 enhancements, including an acoustic front windshield and insulation treatments, help to deliver a refined, quiet ride.

For an open-air experience, the Fiat 124 Spider’s soft convertible top is easy to operate and requires minimal force.

2017 Fiat 124 Spider with FIAT Connect 7.0 system with 7-inch touchscreen display

Loaded with safety, security and technology features
The all-new roadster is available with an array of safety and security features, including adaptive front headlamps, Blind-spot Monitoring, Rear Cross Path detection and ParkView rear backup camera. A high-strength body helps to dissipate energy while optimizing occupant protection.

The Fiat 124 Spider is also available with technology features for added comfort and convenience, including the FIAT Connect 7.0 system with 7-inch touchscreen display, 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.

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2017 Fiat 124 Spider

Design pays homage to past with modern interpretation of styling cues
The all-new Fiat 124 Spider, designed at Centro Stile in Turin, Italy, borrows cues from the original Spider – widely considered one of Fiat’s most beautiful cars of all time – and reinterprets them for today. The 2017 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.

“There’s no better way to celebrate 50 years of the Fiat 124 Spider than to bring back this iconic roadster, pairing its Italian styling of the past with all of the modern performance and technology of today,” said Olivier François, Head of FIAT Brand, FCA – Global.

The 2017 Fiat 124 Spider is available in two trim levels: Classica and Lusso. Each model is available in six exterior paint colors, including Rosso Passione (Red Clear Coat), Bianco Gelato (White Clear Coat), Nero Cinema (Jet Black Metallic), Grigio Argento (Gray Metallic), Grigio Moda (Dark Gray Metallic) and Bronzo Magnetico (Bronze Metallic). The Lusso (“Luxury”) model is also available in tri-coat Bianco Perla (Crystal White Pearl).

2017 Fiat 124 Spider Prima Edizione Lusso

2017 Fiat 124 Spider Prima Edizione Lusso

Special edition gives enthusiasts the chance to own one of the first 2017 Fiat 124 Spiders
To celebrate the return of the classic nameplate, the first 124 vehicles will be offered as a limited-edition Prima Edizione Lusso, as shown at the 2015 Los Angeles Auto Show. Each will be individually numbered with a commemorative badge and available in exclusive Azzurro Italia (Blue) exterior paint with premium leather seats in Saddle. Owners who purchase a Prima Edizione will also receive limited-edition items, including wearables and a poster. For more information about ordering a Fiat 124 Spider Prima Edizione, interested customers can sign up for updates at http://www.fiatusa.com.

The all-new Fiat 124 Spider will arrive in FIAT studios in North America in summer 2016.