2016 Fiat 124 Spider trim level
FIAT has unveiled the new 124 Spider at an International Media event in Italy. The FIAT 124 Spider takes up classic Italian flair and brings up an authentic roadster driving experience.

Designed in the FIAT Style Center, the front-end of the newest roadster encapsulates the essence of its classic predecessor in a modern and bold package; broad and muscular but also elegant and perfectly proportioned. The profile view is pure classic roadster, with its long wheelbase, a cockpit hunkered low near the driven rear axle and a long bonnet, all tied elegantly together by a horizontal line that emerges from the front wing, kicking up over the rear haunch and flowing toward the tail light, aping the distinctive bodywork of the original 124 Spider

2016 Fiat 124 Spider Lusso2016 Fiat 124 Spider Lusso rear

The nose of the new FIAT 124 Spider also takes its inspiration from the 1966 original with the style and position of the LED headlights and the hexagonal upper grille all drawing heavily from the details of the classic roadster. The bonnet of the new sports car also emulates the twin power domes of the second- generation 124 Spider while the rear view is defined by two main features: the swallow-tail rear wings, the upper surface of which cascade inward toward the decklid, and the sharp horizontal tail lights with their distinctive ring shape. An integrated rear spoiler enhances the aerodynamic performance of the new FIAT 124 Spider, while twin exhaust outlets are a reminder of its sporting pedigree.

The FIAT 124 Spider will be available to eight colors, with two pastel finishes (Passione Red and Ice White), five metallic shades (Volcano Black, Argento Grey, Fashion Grey, Magnetic Bronze and Italia Blue) and one tri-coat pearlescent finish: Urban White.

Inside, the steering is ergonomically designed to feel more comfortable in the hand and is wrapped with high-quality leather, while the light mesh structure seats and exclusive shape of the trim and foam parts were designed to guarantee the highest level of comfort. The door panels are trimmed with high-quality, soft-touch materials and beautifully detailed with satin-chrome elements.

Under the FIAT 124 Spider’s distinctive bonnet you’ll find the brand’s proven 1,368cc MultiAir, turbo-charged four-cylinder engine which delivers 140hp and 240Nm of torque to the rear wheels via six-speed manual transmission and compact rear differential. The FIAT 124 Spider is capable of accelerating to 100km/h in just 7.5 seconds and has a top speed of 215 km/h.

The FIAT 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, while the dual-pinion electric power steering system has been specifically tuned to give the Spider a responsive, Italian feel. Combined with the lightweight architecture and balanced weight distribution, the turbo-charged FIAT 124 Spider offers a dynamic and exciting driving experience without compromising comfort and refinement, thanks to the adoption of an acoustic front windscreen and additional insulation treatments.

An extensive range of active and passive safety features have been instilled in the 124 Spider, including a voice-controlled infotainment system (with Bluetooth), LED rear light clusters, four airbags, TPMS, cruise control, a speed limiter, ESC with ABS and EBD, and seat belts with pre-tensioners with Constant-Force Retractors (CFR), as well as a rear parking assistance system. The body, made from high-tensile materials, has dedicated structural elements designed specifically to dissipate and absorb energy in the event of impact, aided by a steering column designed for energy absorption and a non-intrusive pedal box.

2016 Fiat 124 Spider rear

The FIAT 124 Spider is available in three trim levels, Classica, Lusso and Lusso Plus; each with standard equipment such as four airbags, air conditioning, a leather-trimmed steering wheel with audio controls, a leather-trimmed gear knob, cruise control with speed limiter, 16-inch alloy wheels, keyless engine start and a powerful infotainment system with USB, AUX and Bluetooth connectivity. Optional items consist of a seven-inch touchscreen infotainment system with DAB, WiFi, two USB ports and a multimedia control knob. Going up a level, the equipment list comprises seven-inch infotainment system, Parkview rear parking camera, 17-inch alloy wheels, heated leather upholstery, automatic climate control, front fog lights, keyless entry, chrome exhaust tips and a premium silver finish on the windscreen frame and rollover bars. The top level 124 Spider comes with adaptive LED headlights, LED DRLs, automatic lights and wipers and a nine-speaker BOSE sound system.

Edited: FIAT