FIAT 124 Spider Models and 124 Spider History
Remembered fondly for selling small roadsters in the United States from the 1960s through to the 1980s, FIAT revived the passionate vehicle for the marketplace during the 2017 model year. The FIAT 124 Spider's rear-wheel drive platform was co-developed with Mazda that utilized it as the basis for the 2016 MX-5 Miata roadster. FIAT's execution of a sport roadster on the structure resulted in a drastically distinct vehicle inspired specifically on Italian brand identity. The low-slung exterior draws influence from the classic 124 Sport Spider. The 2017 FIAT 124 Spider is offered in three total trims. Classica and Lusso trim levels are powered by a 1.4-liter MultiAir Turbo four-cylinder engine generating 160 horsepower. The FIAT 124 Spider is also available in an Abarth model propelled by 164 horsepower. FIAT 124 Spider Abarth also receives a heightened level of performance styling that includes unique front and rear fascia, 17-inch Gun Metal aluminum wheels and a Bilstein sport suspension. The arrival of the FIAT 124 Spider in the United States was marked by a limited edition Prima Edizione Lusso model. A special, stylized version of the Classica trimmed vehicle, the FIAT 124 Spider Prima Edizione Lusso received 17-inch alloy wheels, chrome tipped exhaust and Piano Black interior accents in addition to unique badging. Only 124 examples of the Prima Edizione Lusso variant have been prepared.