2018 Fiat 124 Preview And News
2018 Fiat 124. The Spider 124 is the latest compact convertible in the Fiat Italian car lineup and reviving a 50-year-old plate. But it is no secret that the 2018 Fiat 124 Spider is, in essence, the fourth generation Mazda Miata with some added Italian taste. The two cars use the same unibody, which is placed on the same wheelbase, with the same basic suspension engineering.
Put the Fiat on the elevator and take advantage of the peers and you can even spot the Miata tire signature engine connecting the gearbox to the rear differential and improve the response and hardness. The parallels are very strong that 124 earned the title of “Vita” shortly after being unveiled at the Los Angeles Auto Show 2015.
The nose of the spider ends in an updated version of the original hexagonal grille overturned, and the LED headlamps are clam shell in the chassis, much like the original. The old model had double victories on the hood of the twin-engine telegraph engine over the top cam under a big deal in an inexpensive car at the time. The new topic repeats. From the side, the spider head cover 2018 Fiat 124 has no lower Miata slope.
Instead, it extends farther and straightened, in fact, about three inches longer than the meata’s. The troncled is also a few inches taller, spans 124 spider five inches more than the miata generally and give it a slightly more aggressive and less file. The luggage capacity increases only 0.3 cubic feet (from 4.6 to 4.9), though, your golf bag is still riding a gun.
A fixed character line that starts behind the front wheel, kicks near the knob, and continues simulating a similar line back on the original spider. Inside, the 2018 Fiat 124 spider looks like miata in the nicest clothes. Seat shape, promotion, stitching patterns, and various fabric upholstery. While the overall dashboard shape is the same, the top is covered with a soft touch material, and also used on the upper door panels.
The wide use of satin and chrome finish imparts upscale zing to all trim levels. The top convertible manual on all models has acoustic insulation and a nice interior lining, which Mazda provides only on the Grand Tour version of Miata. Chrysler’s information and entertainment system is not compatible with Mazda devices, so the 124 uses an easy-to-use Mazda system with Fiat graphics.
The 2018 Fiat 124 spider will start rolling off the assembly line in Hiroshima Mazda, Japan, factory in the summer of 2017 as a 2018 model. It will initially come in two versions, Classica and Luso. The production will begin with 124 copies of Prima Edison Ltd. , celebrating the 50th anniversary of the original 124 spider. They will only be for the US market, with special blue paint, badges, premium interior leather.
Under the hood lies the 1.4-liter turbocharged four-cylinder Fiat 500 from Abarth, modified for longitudinal fitting. With 160 horsepower and 184 lb-ft of torque, it reaches five ponies and 36 lb-ft in 2050-less rpm-compared with the natural inhale 2.0-liter in its Mazda brother. But the red line 6500 rpm is 300 lbs less than the meata.
The engine is coupled to a six-speed manual that comes from the previous generation Mux-5, a high voltage that better matches the output of a four-turbo. The six-speed automatic is the Aisin unit, similar to that used in the MUX-5 for several years. Those who hope to drive more powerful than Alfa Romeo 4C will be disappointed that it does not fit. In addition, FCA wants to reserve Alfa’s Alpha engines.
Fiat does not speak performance yet, but expect 2018 Fiat 124 Spider to be too close to Meata at a straight line speed. Its engine is a bit stronger, but we are guessing weighs at least 100 pounds more than Mazda, due to the extra shetmetal, turbocharger, radiator, and older, 15 lb-heavy gearbox.
Instead, it mentions Tom Tomarda design and the original Pininfarina built 2018 Fiat 124, which sold more than 170,000 copies over 16 years here, which holds the best-selling Fiat at all times in America.