Fiat 124 Spider 2017 is Mazda MX–5 in Italian style
Produced since 1966 Fiat 124 Spider is ready to receive a new life, half a century after its first coming. Presentation of the new version of the Roadster was held in the framework of the automobile salon in Los Angeles. Unlike its predecessor, which had a passenger layout “2+2”, the novelty will be exclusively double execution.
2017 Fiat 124 Spider was created in close cooperation with Japanese automaker Mazda. In particular, from “Eastern partner” was borrowed the platform underlying the model Mazda MX-5.
2017 Fiat 124 Spider release date
The first batch of new items will go on public sale in North America in the summer of 2016 in a limited number of 124 pieces.
Release date: summer 2016
Roadster will have a color “Azzurro Italia”, and each car will receive an individual serial number. In Europe, the model will appear not earlier than second half of 2016.
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2017 Fiat 124 Spider redesign
However, in the appearance similarity between related auto saved, perhaps only in the proportions of the elements. The rest of the car vary widely, as the development of the body of the new 2017 Fiat 124 Spider were drawn from scratch.
The Roadster received a stylish recessed spotlight oval, stylized under the optics of previous models “Spider”. Their structural performance is built on the led blocks, forming a bright ring. Bumper car is not too large, with a pair of fog light on the edges. Draws attention to itself and dual air intake, consisting of upper and lower gratings. Hood “Spider” slightly sloping, with a sufficiently powerful relief and athletic shaped punch.
2017 Fiat 124 Spider profile
In the profile of the new Fiat note shifted to the stern of the landing zone with soft top convertible. Overall, when viewed from the side there is an obvious similarity of the Italian version of the Japanese Roadster.
2017 Fiat 124 Spider rear
Rear of 2017 Fiat 124 Spider is completely original. Great-looking rear lights reminds lights elite models. She perfectly blended in a single image of a car, becoming the main element aft. Will not leave without attention and a compact streamlined bumper with divorced around the edges of the exhaust pipes and additional lights in the center.
2017 Fiat 124 Spider dimentions
The dimensions of the Fiat 124 Spider 2016-2017 are:
length 4055 mm,
width – 1730 mm,
height – 1235 mm,
wheelbase 2310 mm,
135 mm ground clearance.
Needless to say, Italian designers have worked on glory. The result of their work became a bright modern car, stunning road not devoid of elegance.
2017 Fiat 124 Spider interior
Unlike the exterior design, the interior Fiat 124 Spider 2016 model year unique details on so much. The Roadster has almost the same cabin as its “donor” Mazda MX-5. The exceptions are only a few exclusive details – the steering wheel with a label of the Italian manufacturer in the center, differently decorated visor dashboard, modified door cards and multimedia system with a large 7-inch display “Fiat Connect 7.0”.
Seating area of 2017 Fiat 124 Spider does not look too large, but the lack of free space is not visible. Convenient placement will contribute with its perfect lateral support seats of the car. The quality of materials and the ergonomic arrangement of elements has no issues. All masterly. The idea of the style of interior finish from the Mazda admittedly quite successful, as the interior of “Japanese” has a very good performance. Coupled with the added stylistic touches, it perfectly fit into the configuration of the Italian Roadster.
2017 Fiat 124 Spider accessories
Already in the basic version of the car buyers will get the audio system “Bose” with 9 speakers placed throughout the cabin, heated seats and steering wheel, climate system, Keyless entry, intelligent control adaptive front headlights, cruise control and a set of supporting electronic security systems.
2017 Fiat 124 Spider specs
Platform “Spider” is made of durable steel materials with addition of aluminum parts. Such decision has allowed to keep the vehicle weight in the range of 1130 kg. The model has fully independent suspension. It has double-wishbone front structure, rear – multi-link scheme. The elements of the chassis were further settings by Italian engineers, which significantly increase the accuracy of machine control. Contrary to expectations, under the hood “Spider” will be located is not a Japanese motor, and the engine of Italian production. It will be a gasoline 4-cylinder unit “1.4 MultiAir Turbo”, allows you to develop 160 HP at 249 N*m of torque. However, such features get the version for the US market, the European version of the powerplant will be de-forced to 140 HP and 240 Nm.
2017 Fiat 124 Spider transmission
As the main type of transmissions for the Fiat Roadster 124 Spider 2016-2017 has 6-speed “mechanics”, an alternative for which will become automatic with the same number of gears. However, “automatic”, most likely, will be offered only overseas. The best result of the acceleration to “hundreds” is a little under 6 seconds.
2017 Fiat 124 Spider price
Selling price is still unknown. Mazda MX-5 price varies between $24,000 and $34,000