The 2017 Fiat 124 Spider is a front-engine, rear-drive, two-passenger roadster that was designed from the outset to be exciting to drive. The stylishly, agile 2-seater convertible is a return to what made Fiat so popular with so many Americans: open-top driving. Today, Fiat announced pricing for the 2017 Fiat 124 Spider’s all three variants.
With a base price of $24,995 for the 2017 Fiat 124 Spider Classica, $27,495 for the 2017 Fiat 124 Spider Lusso and $28,195 for the 2017 Fiat 124 Spider Abarth, this little Italian sports-car is the least expensive turbocharged convertible sold in this United States.
Based on the Mazda MX-5 Miata platform, the Fiat 124 has three distinctive trim levels:
The 2017 Fiat 124 Spider Classica is the base model and comes equipped with a 160 horsepower 1.4-liter MultiAir turbocharged 4-cylinder that makes 184 lbs-feet of torque.
Here’s Fiat’s take on the Classica,”The Classica model features a dual-tip exhaust, black roll bar finish, and body-color header, side sills, and door handles. The vehicle also comes standard with 16-inch alloy wheels, Nero (black) premium cloth seats, halogen headlamps and LED tail lamps. Inside, soft-touch materials on the instrument panel are highlighted with light silver accents. Not visible are eight points to reduce NVH, including insulation in the instrument panel, center tunnel, convertible top and rear trunk, to name a few.
The Classica is available in six colors: Rosso Passione (red clear coat), Bianco Gelato (white clear coat), Nero Cinema (jet black metallic), Grigio Argento (gray metallic), Grigio Moda (dark gray metallic) and Bronzo Magnetico (bronze metallic).”
The 2017 Fiat 124 Spider Lusso comes with the same power as the Classica and adds a comprehensive list of upgrades.
“The Lusso (“Luxury”) model builds on the Classica, with standard 17-inch alloy wheels, silver-painted A-pillar header and roll-bar cover and dual-tip chrome exhaust. The interior features heated premium leather seats in Nero (black) or Saddle and a leatherette-wrapped cluster brow. The lower instrument panel also is wrapped in leatherette, with Piano Black accents throughout.
The Lusso model is available in seven colors: Rosso Passione (red clear coat), Bianco Gelato (white clear coat), Nero Cinema (jet black metallic), Grigio Argento (gray metallic), Grigio Moda (dark gray metallic), Bronzo Magnetico (bronze metallic) and Bianca Perla (crystal white pearl tricot).” – – FCA
The 2017 Fiat 124 Spider Abarth has a similar 1.4-liter MultiAir 4-cylinder engine and bumps up the power to 165 horsepower and 184 lb-ft of torque. The 2017 Fiat 124 Spider Abarth comes with a host of performance upgrades.
Here’s Fiat’s take on the Abarth: “The all-new Fiat 124 Spider Abarth offers a sportier, more responsive driving experience for performance enthusiasts at 165 horsepower. Features include a front and rear Bilstein sport suspension, mechanical limited-slip differential, front strut tower bar, Sport Mode selector and sport-tuned chrome quad-tip exhaust with the world-renowned Abarth sound. Its aggressive appearance comes complete with unique front and rear fascia, 17-inch Gun Metal aluminum wheels, Gun Metal exterior accents and an available hand-painted hood stripe, offering a one-of-a-kind appearance. Other available features include a Brembo braking system and Recaro seats for added sportiness.”
Destination charge is $995 for all three Fiats.
There is one more version available:
“Fiat 124 Spider Prima Edition Lusso: To celebrate the return of the classic nameplate, the first 124 vehicles will be offered as a limited-edition Prima Edizione Lusso. Each will be individually numbered with a commemorative badge and available in exclusive Azzurro Italia (Blue) exterior paint with premium leather seats in Saddle. Consumers who purchase a Prima Edizione also will receive limited-edition items, including a matching blue leather bag, a journal with pen, and a poster showcasing original design illustration with vehicle dimensions.
The all-new 2017 Fiat 124 Spider Prima Edizione Lusso has a U.S. MSRP of $35,000, plus $995 destination.” – – FCA
Fiat will offer a six-speed manual or a six-speed automatic transmission. The 2017 Fiat 124 Spider EPA fuel economy is 26 city and 35 highway for the manual transmission and 25 city and 36 highway for the automatic transmission.
Expect to see the 2017 Fiat 124 Spider at Fiat showrooms this summer!
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