What Does FCA Have in Store for the 2019 Fiat 124 Spider Abarth?
2019 Fiat 124 Spider Abarth preview
Aug 31, 2018
Fiat Chrysler has teased the 2019 Fiat 124 Spider Abarth with a video of its raspy exhaust note.
It’s odd that FCA would choose to tease the 2019 124 Spider Abarth this way, as automakers typically only release teasers of all-new models. This makes us think that some changes could be in store for the 124 Abarth, chiefly a new, louder exhaust system. The press release for the teaser video, which is embedded above, consist of only the following sentence:
“‘Hear’ comes the new sound of the Italian-designed, fun-to-drive 2019 Fiat 124 Spider Abarth.”
We could also see FCA offering a carbon fiber hardtop on the convertible for 2019. The automaker presented the Abarth 124 GT at the 2018 Geneva Motor Show, which features a removable carbon fiber hardtop roof. That exciting change came in addition to lightweight 17-inch OZ alloy wheels, gun metal grey mirror caps and a carbon fiber rear lip spoiler. While the Abarth 124 GT is for Europe only, it seems possible that FCA could bring a related version stateside for the 2019 model year.
We’ll have full details on the 2019 Fiat 124 Spider Abarth after it debuts next week.
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