2018 Fiat 124 Spider Abarth Release Date and Price
The concept of 124 Spider had been revealed at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show. The new stylish roadster will be coming underway with the Mazda MX-5. As reported, the upcoming Fiat 124 Spider will be further upgraded with the Abarth performance-oriented, suggesting there comes to be stronger powertrain and scorpion badge features. Moreover, the design styling 124 Abarth is going to adopt some styling hints from the 500 Abarth. Set up to hit the 2018 auto market, the new 124 Spider will be a serious competitor in the roadster class segment. However, the overall details on the 2018 Fiat 124 Spider Abarth are not yet officially released.
Due to the Fiat Abarth 500 concept, the new 2018 Fiat 124 Spider Abarth bodywork will be shaped to possess the aerodynamics renewals and more aggressive appearance. Around the front end, the honeycomb grille will be embedded with the new air vents and plastic touches just below the daytime running light. The lower grille will be larger and fog lamps-integrated. The styling of the hood is much appealing with the mate black highlight and a Scorpion badge as replacing the Fiat logo. Moving to the sides, some renewals comprise the 17-inch multi-spoke, lightweight wheels and also Scorpion logo on the front fenders. In addition, the suspension system is revised to give the lower car structure. No further different, the back end is lined to have sportier design with the new vents, a quad-exhaust system and strong diffuser. The customization on the Abarth body piece will be offered in some colors options as been used in row of former successful rally vehicles.
The changes on the interior might not be obvious. Inside the cabin, we could see a leather-covered steering wheel, Alcantara-wrapped lower dashboard and new door panels. To accommodate the passengers’ needs on the infotainment and entertainment systems, standards features including four audio speakers, MP3 Player, USB port, climate control system, cruise control and electrical adjustable door mirrors are provided. The automaker opts out some additional components starting from satellite navigation system, rear view camera, Bluetooth connectivity, 7-inch display DAB digital tuner and others.
The engine unit of a 1.4 liter turbo-four could be the main power source for the 124 Spider. The current engine is credible to crank out at about 170 horsepower and 184 pound-feet of torque. However, this engine will be released in the EMEA region, meaning that the US are will receive the more powerful Spider convertible. The 2018 Fiat 124 Spider Abarth could accelerate up to 62 MPH in just 6.8 seconds with the top speed of 143 MPH. There will be two options for the transmission system; the 6-speed manual or the automatic Sequenziale Sportivo gearboxes. The information on the fuel consumption is not known, yet the Spider should at least reach 25/26 MPG in the city and 35/36 MPG on the highway.
Release Date and Price
The arrival of new Abarth will start from September 2016. The beginning price of the 2018 Fiat 124 Spider Abarth is varied based on the level model. The Abarth with manual transmission costs around $28,195, while the automatic one will be priced at $29,545. The limited 124 Spider Prima Edizione Lusso becomes the most expensive Abarth with $35,000 of price.