Fiat 124 Spider al Salone Internazionale di Ginevra 2016

Tuesday, March 01, 2016

Fiat at the 2016 Geneva International Motor Show

The Tipo family

Fiat 124 Spider

New Fiat 500S

Fiat 500X and Fiat 500L

Fiat Panda

Fiat Fullback Show Car

Fiat stand


The new Fiat 124 Spider revives the storied nameplate, bringing its classic styling and performance to a new generation. Paying homage to its namesake, the original 124 Spider that was launched nearly 50 years ago, the Fiat 124 Spider delivers an authentic Italian roadster experience with driving excitement, technology and safety combined with inimitable Italian design.

The designers at the Fiat Style Centre have created a car that encompasses in a new perspective the classic beauty of its predecessor without betraying its very essence. The front-end is bold without being aggressive and the two small domes on the bonnet give an indication of the engine's power. The side boasts the proportions of a true sports car, suggesting its longitudinal engine and rear-wheel drive mechanical architecture and its retracted passenger compartment.

In the EMEA region, the Fiat 124 Spider is equipped with the reliable 1.4-litre turbo four-cylinder engine with MultiAir technology, which delivers 140 HP power and 240 Nm of torque, and is available with a six-speed manual transmission. The performance is outstanding, including a top speed of 215 km/h with acceleration from 0-100 km/h in 7.5 seconds.

The 124 Spider's suspension uses a double-wishbone layout in front and a multilink in the rear, specifically tuned for greater stability while braking and turning. Steering is light and responsive with the use of an electric power assist system.

The steering and suspension setup, lightweight frame, balanced weight distribution and turbocharged engine combine for a dynamic driving experience. Noise vibration and harshness (NVH) enhancements, including an acoustic front windshield and insulation treatments, also help to deliver a refined, quiet ride.

For an open-air driving experience, the Fiat 124 Spider's soft convertible top is easy to operate and requires minimal force.

The trim levels available are the "124 Spider" and "Lusso" (Luxury). Standard equipment includes four airbags, manual climate control, MP3 radio with USB port and four speakers, leather steering wheel, cruise control, 16" alloy wheel rims, start button and Keyless Go function. The Lusso upgrade adds many fine details, such as 17" alloy wheel rims, leather seats, lower dashboard and instrument cluster hood with stitching details, Premium Silver roll-bars and front pillar, chrome-plated twin tailpipe, fog lights and automatic climate control system.

The infotainment system, which is optional for both trim levels, includes a 7" touchscreen display, AM/FM radio, HD Radio, MP3 player, two USB ports, auxiliary input, six speakers, multimedia control, Bluetooth connectivity, rear camera and 3D navigation system.

Also standard on the system, voice recognition allows drivers to operate their mobile phone, music and navigation system hands-free, to stay focused on driving. In addition, a handy voice command system allows drivers with a compatible mobile phone to reply to text messages using predefined responses.

Other available options include navigation.

For superb audio quality, a Bose premium sound system with nine speakers, including twin headrest speakers per seat and a subwoofer, is available as an option. For added entertainment, the system additionally provides the driver with access to App Aha and Stitcher Internet radio apps via Bluetooth connectivity.

Aha makes it easy to instantly access more than 30,000 stations of audio content, including leading Internet music services, Internet radio, news, entertainment, audiobooks, Facebook and Twitter newsfeeds, weather and more.

Stitcher is an application that provides access to thousands of radio shows and podcasts streamed directly to devices without downloading or syncing. Recommended content is automatically selected by registering content added to Favourites.

To mark the launch and celebrate 50 years of the 124 Spider, which was unveiled in Turin in 1966, a limited series has been manufactured in the exclusive Anniversary trim level, which comes as standard with packages created for customising the other versions. More in detail, it fits the Visibility Pack, which includes full LED adaptive headlights with light and rain sensors, the Radio Pack with DAB radio, 7" touchscreen display, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity and multimedia control, the Bose Pack with nine speakers of which four are integrated in the head restraint and the Premium Pack with keyless entry, rear parking camera and 3D navigation system. Added to this are Premium Silver side-mirrors, the distinctive "Anniversary" plaque and the 124 Spider logo on the front grille. This limited series has enjoyed great success - so much so that all vehicles were purchased within weeks after ordering was launched.

Two 124 Spiders will be on display at the Geneva Motor Show, both with the Lusso trim. The first has tri-coat Ice White livery and a black leather interior. The second, in Passione Red, combines leather seats, tobacco door panels and dashboard, rear luggage rack in Premium Silver like the mirrors, and unique historical-design wheel rims. These fine details are a throwback to the original 124 Spider and were designed by Mopar, FCA's reference brand for accessories, services, Customer Care, and genuine spare parts.

Also appearing will be a 1970 model equipped with a 1608 cm3 displacement engine incorporating two dual-barrel carburettors, to provide 110 HP and a top speed of around 180 km/h. It is a second-series 124 Sport with characteristics humps on the bonnet, an aesthetic touch that has been retained in the new Spider, which also has a honeycomb radiator grille and larger taillights. The car sports a rare Colorado Yellow finish.

Fiat 124 Spider at Geneva Motor Show
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