Fiat Takes the Wraps Off the New 124 Spider

Fiat Takes the Wraps Off the New 124 Spider
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Fiat presents the return of the 124 Spider, featuring a number of design touches that reference the original, including a hexagonal grille, rectangular taillights, chrome windshield frame and a distinctive twin power dome hood. The two-seat convertible was co-developed with Mazda and shares its platform with the new MX-5 Miata. Under the hood is a 1.4-liter turbocharged four-cylinder, borrowed from the Fiat 500 Abarth and good for 160 hp and 184 lb-ft of torque (which makes it more powerful than the Miata). It's available with a six-speed manual or a six-speed automatic transmission driving the rear wheels. On the interior front, the Fiat and Mazda are virtually identical, with the 124 Spider offering a 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system, blind-spot monitoring, back-up camera and heated seats. Fiat is expected to launch the 2017 124 Spider next summer, the first 124 examples of which will be offered in a limited-edition Prima Edizione Lusso trim, featuring individually numbered badges.

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