2018 Fiat 124 Spider Abarth Specs, Release Date and Price
The lineup of 124 Spider vehicles is no longer alien to the Fiat huge fans. First released in around 1960s, the traditional roadster will be renewed as 2018 model crossover. The coming of new 124 Spider has been, in fact, confirmed in the 2015 Geneva Automobile Show. Based on the latest captures, the forth 2018 Fiat 124 Spider Abarth is underpinned under the Mazda MX-5 concept and further combined with the performance-oriented Abarth. That means there will be a more powerful drivetrain and scorpion badge element. In terms of design appearance, the new roadster will borrow some styling from the 500 Abarth. Despite the detailed information on the overall vehicle is not yet announced, the future 124 Spider will be competitive in today market.
The new design of 124 Spider looks quite similar to the standard roadster. However, the touch on aerodynamic improvements on the car body-line has created more aggressive styling for the Spider. In the front end, the honeycomb mesh grille is highlighted with the new air vents put on below the daytime running lights. The lower grille comes with the larger measurement and is utilized with the standard fog lamps. Moving onto the back side, we will see the new vents, a quad-exhaust system and also tough diffuser.
The interior of 2018 Fiat 124 Spider Abarth is going to be a bit identical to the MX-5 Miata, some claims. More advancement is given to the cabin as the designer also opts out to enhance the leather-layered steering wheel and new door panels inside. Standards installments on the entertainment and security services include audio speakers, MP3 Player, USB port, cruise control, climate controlling, adjusted door mirrors, 7-inch display, rearview camera and also satellite navigation. Just expecting there will be the additional coming up sooner.
The main powertrain for the 2018 Fiat 124 Spider Abarth has not been decided. One option comes from the engine of a 1.4 liter turbo-four credible to generate the output of 170 horsepower and 184 lb-ft of torque. Under the top speed of 143 MPH, the 124 Spider could accelerate from 0 to 62 MPH in 6.8 seconds. To boost up the overall performance, the engine will be best mated with the 6-speed manual or automatic Sequential Sportive transmissions. The fuel consumption on the current standard 124 Spider is recorded at 25/26 MPG in the city and 35/36 MPG on the highway.
All details on the value and the release date are not stated for sure. The starting price of the basic 2018 Fiat 124 Spider Abarth ranges from $28,000 and the highest trim level could go beyond $31,000. The dealerships of the roadster could possible take place in September 2016.