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2018 Fiat 124 Spider Release date, Price

2018 Fiat 124 Spider front

The 2018 Fiat 124 Spider will be launched in the market. This model basks in all it’s glory. With a longer bonnet than the fourth-gen Mazda MX-5 on which it is based. With much anticipation by car enthusiast about the features of the 2018 Fiat 124 Spider Abarth in the market is very high with much comparison from competitors such as Mazda MX-5.

2018 Fiat 124 Spider front

2018 Fiat 124 Spider Interior

Abarth will heavily borrow from the Mazda Miata MX5.The Fiat’s cabin is a little more upscale in comparison to the Spider and the Miata having a leather-wrapped steering wheel and an extra layer of leather on the lower dashboard. The Abarth will maintain most of these, but will also have a few unique features begining with a flat-bottom steering wheel engraved with an iconic scorpion badge. A seven-inch TFT display screen will have a much more aggressive out-look. The sportiness of the roadster will also be upgraded with racing pedals sports seats and ports steering wheel.

The 2018 Fiat 124 Spider will feature the same styling as the normal roadster but will definitely get a number of aerodynamic upgrading and body upgrades. Some of the new features such as mesh grille and a new hood vent. For a much enhanced visibility the lights will be upgraded to LED daytime running lights and located at a much sportier angel and position. Furthermore, the side skirts and lightweight wheels with red calipers will be included. The performance upgrade will definitely have a stiffer lowered suspension for an aggressive stance and enhanced handling. The standard bumper may get replaced with a much sportier piece of large vents on both sides, two massive exhaust pipes with a diffuser mostly made from carbon-fiber.

2018 Fiat 124 Spider rear

2018 Fiat 124 Spider Engine

Possible engine includes a turbo-charged 1.4 liter four cylinder engine. The engine can deliver up to a 160 horsepower and 184-pound feet of torque in the standard model. The Fiat will mostly increase the horsepower to 200 making it quicker and more powerful than the Miata. A probable option is that Alfa Romeo’s 4C’s turbo charged version of 1.75 liter four cylinder engine and generates a horsepower of 240 and 258 pound feet in 4C but it’s output would be reduced to around 200 horses for 124 spider Abarth.

2018 Fiat 124 Spider interior

2018 Fiat 124 Spider Fuel Economy, Price

With the upgrades to sports capability the fuel consumption is likely to go a bit higher compared to the Spider and the Miata which have a lower horsepower.

It is expected the Spider 124 will start from $28,000 the Abarth version is likely to fetch more than $31,000.

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Author Since: Jan 21, 2017