2018 Fiat 124 Spider Release Date, Price, Specs

2018 Fiat 124 Spider

The 2018 Fiat 124 Spider is a rail roof, two passenger roadster that is  made by Fiat Chrysler Automobiles. It is a front engine and a rear drive car based on Mazda’s MX-5 fourth generation roadster. In fact, it shares the platform, the chassis, the top mechanism and the interior with the MX-5. The car uses a Multiair advanced turbo engine designed for Fiat vehicles. It comes with a unique interior and exterior styling with a slight increase in its length, as well as cargo carrying capacity. The Fiat’s iconic design of the 1960s has resurfaced to give you extra luxury while driving. Some of the upgrades that the 2018 Fiat 124 Spider comes with touches mainly on the interior design, style and engine performance. The car is expected to be launched early next year.

2018 Fiat 124 Spider

2018 Fiat 124 Spider Interior Design

The interior space of the 2018 Fiat 124 Spider is generally identical to that of the MX-5 Miata, but it has an improved sound deadening and a distinct fiat suspension tuning. The result of these changes gives the car a quieter and more pleasant environment. The dashboard has been lowered and stitched in the same colors as those of the leather upholstery. The steering wheel has been made of leather material. There is also onboard entertainment technology, which is comprised of a seven inch touch display, a radio device, Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connectivity. You will also be able to use USB ports. The AUX input, which comes with a radio pack, is included in this technology. The cabin finishes are that of chrome and satin. With the raised padding on the seat sides, you are guaranteed comfort as you travel. The seats are made from premium leather. The vehicle can carry two people. At least four combos will be available on the market. These are white, blue, black and red.

2018 Fiat 124 Spider

2018 Fiat 124 Spider Engine and Performance

The vehicle runs on a 1.4 liter multiair advanced turbocharged engine. With this engine, the European market should expect up to 138 horse power. With a power output of 103kW, the car’s horse strength is expected to be in the region of 140 PS. This is based on the torque specifications of 177 lb.ft for the European market. For the North American market, expect even more horse strength of 162 PS based on the torque specifications of 184 lb.ft for the North American market. A horse power of 178 is also a possibility. The automatic gear transmission enables you to accelerate quickly. The six gear manual transmission will also be available. The car has the capacity to accelerate from 0 to 100 Km/h in just 6.8 seconds. It is an ideal car for racing, with projected speeds of up to 232 km/h.

2018 Fiat 124 Spider Exterior Design

The 2018 Fiat 124 Spider comes with an upper hexagonal grille, which resembles that of the 1960s 124 Spider. The car’s silhouette comes in perfect proportions making the rotation of the trunk resemble that of a sports car. The headlights come with a full visibility pack LED technology, as well as an adaptive front lighting system (AFLS). This plays a great role in directing the beam of the light based on speed and curvature distance. Visibility in rainy conditions is also guaranteed with its rain sensor. The lamp washers and the dusk sensors will also guarantee you visibility at any time of the day. The car also comes with a new hatchback variation. This hatchback option may generally increase the power consumption.

2018 Fiat 124 Spider

2018 Fiat 124 Spider Release Price

The 2018 Fiat 124 Spider will come in three trim levels. These are the Classica version, the Lusso version and the Abarth version. The Prima Edizione version is also expected, although it will be mainly based on the Lusso trim. This exciting car is expected to be released on the market early next year. The minimum price expected for this vehicle is $28,500 for the classic version. This price matches the specifications of this exciting release considering all the enhancements made on the 124 spider. The Lusso version is expected to cost a minimum of $31,500, whereas the Abarth version is expected to cost slightly over $32,000. All in all, these prices are very competitive in the market, considering the quality of the Fiat vehicles. The expected fuel economy for this car stands at 30 mpg for the manual transmission, whereas that of the automatic transmission stands at 29 mpg. A 91 octane fuel is recommended for best results. The carbon dioxide emission is expected to stand at 296 grams per mile ,with the annual consumption of gas standing at an average of 380 gallons.

2018 Fiat 124 Spider Towing Capacity

The vehicle’s passenger capacity is two people with an expected front leg room of 43.1 inches and front shoulder room of 37.4 inches. The expected front hip room is 52 inches. The cargo and passenger volume both stands at 4.9 cubic feet. With an auto 6-velocity and an automated 9-speed, the purchasers of this vehicle should expect a two tire drive model or a four tire push one. This towing capacity of this model is expected to be a maximum of 2200 pounds.

2018 Fiat 124 Spider Conclusion

The new Fiat 124 model gives you an opportunity to have a more comfortable car to drive. It is more powerful and much quieter than the original Miata it is based upon. It however retains the sense of fun and adventure that characterizes Miata’s vehicles. On top of the comfortable rides on the road, you should expect more classy sounds and more style for your car. The body will be slightly bigger than the previous releases. The wheelbase is expected to remain the same as the 2017 model. The standard features of the classic version are the alloy wheels, a retractable top having a rear glass window, LED lights, height adjustable seats, the power accessories, USB ports and Bluetooth connectivity. On top of these features, the Lusso version also includes automatic headlights, fog lights and climate control. The Abarth version goes further to include adjustable driving modes. The vehicles come with safety features like side airbags, traction control and antilock brakes. With the rear camera and parking sensors available on all versions, this is definitely a great car.

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  1. David Macron May 10, 2017

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