Fiat 124 Spider (2017) – a compact sports roadster, which is built on a common platform with a model Mazda MX-5 fourth generation. The premiere of the new Fiat 124 Spider was held in November at the Los Angeles Auto Show in 2015.
Despite the use of the Japanese chassis, Italians once said that the design of the new Fiat 124 Spider, they make completely original, so that it will not be another pair of almost identical models in the style Toyota GT86 and Subaru BRZ.
As a result, the manufacturer has kept his word. New Fiat 124 Spider was a completely different front, in the style of the classic models produced in the sixties. There oval head optics with LED sections hood and a small grille with a big grid. Behind the car received a rectangular diode lights, and otherwise decorated trunk lid and bumper.
Due to the longer overhang, the overall length of the Fiat turned out to be more than 139 mm (4054 mm), the luggage compartment volume added to 10 liters (140 liters), and the value is the wheelbase is 2 310. But Interior Design Fiat 124 Spider almost one in one reproduces the original MX-5 except some nuances.
Technical specifications. Engine from Mazda Italians did not borrow. The movement of Fiat 124 Spider brings a 1.4-liter gasoline turbo MultiAir 160 hp (249 Nm), available paired with six-speed manual and automatic transmissions. Moreover, for the European version of this engine is derated to 140 and 240 Nm of force moment, and he did not put the automatic transmission. The dynamic characteristics of the model are not specified yet.
Recall that for the MX-5 features a working volume of 1.5 aspirated (131 hp) and 2.0 (157 hp) liters. So in theory, the Fiat 124 in North American specification should be a little faster. And in the long term it is possible emergence of an even more powerful versions of the Abarth with the turbo engine capacity of about 200 forces.
Configuration and price. Production of Fiat 124 Spider settled on the same plant in Hiroshima, where Mazda released. And the base cost of the two models should not differ greatly, ie, Fiat price will be around 25,000 dollars.
Sales trends in the United States will start in the summer of 2016, the first customers will be able to buy a car in a limited special version Prima Edizione Lusso, painted in blue Azzuro Italia, with brown leather interior and a sign with the number of instances that will be only 124 pieces.