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Discontinued Production of Fiat 500


Statement Regarding Discontinued Production of Fiat 500


September 1, 2019 , Auburn Hills, Mich. -

FIAT will discontinue production of the current-generation Fiat 500 and 500e in North America. Current inventory of the 2019 Fiat 500 and 500e will last into 2020. In North America, FIAT will continue to offer the new Italian-designed, fun-to-drive Fiat 500X all-wheel-drive compact crossover, the Fiat 124 Spider roadster and the five-passenger Fiat 500L utility vehicle.
 

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Fiat 124 Spider Abarth feature


Sep 4, 2019
Ryan Bates, Fiat 124 Spider Abarth brand manager, discusses the features of the roadster and how it is the perfect vehicle for convertible season.
 

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2020 Fiat 124 Spider Fact Sheet

2020 Fiat 124 Spider Fact Sheet

Auburn Hills, Mich. September 1, 2019

The Fiat 124 Spider revives the storied nameplate, bringing its classic Italian styling and performance to a new generation. Paying homage to the original 124 Spider more than 50 years after its introduction, the Fiat 124 Spider delivers the ultimate Italian roadster experience with driving excitement, technology and safety combined with iconic design. The 124 Spider is available in three trim levels: Classica, Lusso or, for performance enthusiasts, Abarth.

New for 2020:

New “Scorpion Sting” side-stripe and hood decal package available on 124 Spider Abarth models


Highlights:


Fiat 124 Spider, designed at Centro Stile in Turin, Italy, borrows cues from the original Spider – widely considered one of Fiat’s most beautiful cars of all time – and reinterprets them for today. The 124 Spider has a timeless low-slung presence, with a classically beautiful bodyside, well-balanced proportions and a sporty cabin-to-hood ratio
The roadster comes standard with the proven 1.4-liter MultiAir Turbo four-cylinder engine – the engine’s first application in a rear-wheel-drive vehicle. The engine delivers best-in-class 160 horsepower and 184 lb.-ft. of torque on Classica and Lusso, 164 horsepower and 184 lb.-ft. of torque on Abarth, and is available with a six-speed manual transmission or a six-speed automatic transmission
The 124 Spider’s suspension uses a double-wishbone layout in front and a multi-link 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 (dual pinion) system. Noise, vibration and harshness (NVH) enhancements, including an acoustic front windshield and insulation treatments, also help to deliver a refined, quiet ride
The Fiat 124 Spider Classica features a dual-tip exhaust, black roll-bar finish, and body-color header, side sills and door handles. The vehicle also comes standard with 16-inch alloy wheels, Nero (black) premium cloth seats, halogen headlamps and LED taillamps. Inside, soft-touch materials on the instrument panel are highlighted with light silver accents
The Fiat 124 Spider Lusso model builds on the Classica, with standard 17-inch alloy wheels, silver-painted A-pillar header and roll-bar cover and dual-tip chrome exhaust. The interior features heated premium leather seats in Nero (black) or Saddle and a leatherette-wrapped cluster brow. The lower instrument panel also is wrapped in leatherette, with Piano Black accents throughout
The Fiat 124 Spider Abarth offers a sportier, more responsive driving experience for performance enthusiasts. Features include a front and rear Bilstein sport suspension, mechanical limited-slip differential, front strut tower bar, Sport Mode selector and sport-tuned chrome quad-tip exhaust with the world-renowned Abarth sound. Its aggressive appearance comes complete with unique front and rear fascia, 17-inch Gun Metal aluminum wheels, Gun Metal exterior accents and an available hand-painted hood stripe, offering a one-of-a-kind appearance. Other available features include a Brembo braking system and Recaro seats for added sportiness
Record Monza Exhaust on Abarth models provides the unmistakable voice of Abarth along with popular Abarth fender badges
Veleno Appearance Group on Abarth models include: Red lower fascia lip, mirror caps and tow hook, bright dead pedal and Abarth-branded floor mats and badging
Available with an array of safety and security features, including full LED adaptive front headlamps, Blind-spot Monitoring, Rear Cross Path detection and ParkView rear backup camera
Loaded with technology and convenience features, including Keyless Enter ‘n Go, Bluetooth connectivity, heated seats, available Bose premium nine-speaker audio system and FIAT Connect 7.0 with 7-inch touchscreen display
Among the highlights, the Fiat 124 Spider offers a number of segment-leading features:
Best-in-class manual transmission highway fuel economy of 35 miles per gallon (mpg)
Best-in-class highway fuel economy of 36 mpg when equipped with the automatic transmission
Best-in-class cargo volume
Class-exclusive turbo engine
Class-exclusive quad exhaust tips
Most powerful turbo engine in its class
More peak power and torque at much lower RPM's than any vehicle in its class
Most affordable Roadster in its class

Model Lineup
For 2020, the Fiat 124 Spider lineup consists of three models:

Classica
Lusso
Abarth



Available Exterior Colors:

Ceramica Gray Metallic
Mare Blue Metallic
Hypnotique Red
Chiaro Silver Metallic
Brillante White
Forte Black Metallic
Puro White Tri-Coat Pearl
Magnetico Bronze Metallic


Available Interior Colors:

Nero (black) (premium cloth, leather, Recaro Alcantara)
Saddle (leather)
Nero/Rosso (black/red) (leather)


More Information

Please visit the Fiat 124 Spider newsroom for the latest product information, photography, videography, plus access to specification and feature availability documents.


About FIAT Brand

Celebrating its 120th anniversary in 2019, head-turning Italian design and the ultimate fun-to-drive factor come standard with every FIAT. That philosophy is embodied by the iconic Fiat 500 or Cinquecento – a small car that lives big. Born in Italy and rooted in a rich heritage, the 500 is now sold in more than 100 countries.

In North America, the Fiat 500 was introduced in March 2011 and was soon followed by the Fiat 500c (Cabrio), the high-performance Fiat 500 Abarth and Abarth Cabrio, the fully electric Fiat 500e, the five-passenger Fiat 500L and the all-wheel-drive Fiat 500X crossover. The FIAT brand continued its expansion with the introduction of the Fiat 124 Spider, a revival of the iconic roadster that combines Italian style, performance and engaging driving dynamics.

The FIAT brand now offers standard turbo powertrains that deliver at least 30 mpg across the entire product lineup.
 

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Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio Named

Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio Named Northwest’s ‘Most Fun SUV’ for Second Consecutive Year at NWAPA ‘Run to the Sun’ Media Event

2019 Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio named “Northwest Most Fun SUV”
Winning accolade courtesy of the Northwest Automotive Press Association (NWAPA)
NWAPA members drove and evaluated 24 vehicles at their 13th annual “Run to the Sun” competition that took place throughout Oregon and Washington
Stelvio Quadrifoglio continues to highlight Alfa Romeo’s performance expertise with best-in-class 505 horsepower and segment-leading V-6 torque, powering it from 0-60 mph in 3.6 seconds with a top speed of 176 mph

September 9, 2019 , Auburn Hills, Mich. -

For the second consecutive year, the Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio has been named “Northwest Most Fun SUV” by the Northwest Automotive Press Association (NWAPA) at its annual “Run to the Sun” media drive event.

Over the course of the 459-mile drive route, participants had a chance to drive a number of competing vehicles and voted on what vehicle they would choose in a number of categories.


“When the Alfa Romeo Stelvio is matched against the competitive segment it retains the title of best performance SUV,” said Nik Miles, Run to the Sun chairman and Vice President of NWAPA. “Words cannot replace the experience of driving this Italian SUV on the roads of Oregon and Washington. This experience clearly impressed the 24 judges in this competition.”

In retaining its title as Northwest Most Fun SUV, the Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio topped a selection of recently introduced challengers in its category.

The Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio brings world-class performance, seductive Italian style and an exhilarating driving experience to the premium midsize SUV segment.

With the Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio, where other SUVs stop at utility, Alfa Romeo took on the challenge to create the perfect mix of high performance, capability and design.

With best-in-class 505-horsepower powered by a 2.9-liter, all-aluminum, direct-injection, 24-valve, twin-turbocharged intercooled V-6 engine, the Stelvio Quadrifoglio is one of the fastest SUVs in the world with a top speed of 176 mph that set a Nürburgring lap time of 7:51.7 and boasts a best-in-class 0-60 mph time of 3.6 seconds.

About NWAPA
NWAPA (NWAPA | Northwest Automotive Press Association) is a professional organization of automotive journalists and media members from throughout the Pacific Northwest and Southwest Canada. Founded in 1991, NWAPA includes 62 voting members representing newspapers, magazines, radio stations, television networks, media groups, and the internet. Non-voting NWAPA members include representatives from automotive manufacturers and related industry professionals.

About Alfa Romeo
Since its foundation in Milan, Italy, in 1910, Alfa Romeo has designed and crafted some of the most stylish and exclusive cars in automotive history. That tradition lives on today as Alfa Romeo continues to take a unique and innovative approach to designing automobiles. Born from the world’s greatest driving road – the Stelvio Pass – the Alfa Romeo Stelvio sets a new benchmark in performance, style and technology in an SUV that could only be from Italy. The award-winning Alfa Romeo Giulia delivers race-inspired performance, advanced technologies, seductive Italian style and an exhilarating driving experience to the premium mid-size sedan segment. Crafted by Alfa Romeo artisans at the Cassino plant in Italy, the Giulia Quadrifoglio and the Stelvio Quadrifoglio feature Alfa Romeo’s most powerful production engine ever with best-in-class 0-60 mph times of 3.8 and 3.6 seconds, respectively. Rounding out Alfa Romeo’s world-class lineup is the handcrafted Alfa Romeo 4C Spider, which represents the purest form of La meccanica delle emozioni (the mechanics of emotion), with its race-inspired, mid-engine design and state-of-the-art, Formula 1-inspired carbon fiber monocoque chassis.
 

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FIAT Introduces New ‘Scorpion Sting’ Graphics for 124 Spider Abarth
  • This year marks the 70th anniversary of Abarth and the 120th anniversary of FIAT
  • Starting at $25,390 MSRP, the Fiat 124 Spider is the most affordable roadster in its class and features:
    • Class-exclusive four-cylinder turbocharged engine
    • Best-in-class highway fuel economy
    • Best-in-class cargo room
    • Class-exclusive quad exhaust tips
  • New “Scorpion Sting” Appearance Group available for $395 MSRP, includes iconic Abarth scorpion hood decal and side stripes in Rosso red
  • Additional options available for the Fiat 124 Spider include:
    • Abarth Record Monza Exhaust
    • Abarth Veleno Appearance Group
    • Classica custom center-stripe design options
  • Fiat 124 Spider is available in three models – Classica, Lusso and Abarth
  • Fiat 124 Spider is available now in FIAT studios and select Chrysler, Jeep®, Dodge and Ram stores. Visit FIATusa.com to find a FIAT dealer near you


September 18, 2019 , Auburn Hills, Mich. - The scorpion celebrates 70 years.

FIAT announced today the all-new “Scorpion Sting” Appearance Group, which provides an unmistakable look, available on the performance-oriented Fiat 124 Spider Abarth.

“Every Fiat 124 Spider comes standard with turbocharged open-air fun,” said Tim Kuniskis, Global Head of Alfa Romeo and Head of Passenger Cars – Dodge, SRT, Chrysler and FIAT, FCA – North America. “The Scorpion Sting Appearance Group gives the roadster head-turning presence and yet another way to customize the fun-to-drive Fiat 124 Spider Abarth.”

Design elements include an attention-grabbing Rosso-red scorpion silhouette hood decal reminiscent of the legendary Abarth badge, a badge of honor celebrating 70 years. The Abarth scorpion badge is a historical nod to founder Karl Abarth, whose astrological sign was Scorpio, and represents a symbol of power and performance. In addition, sleek Rosso red side stripes feature the iconic scorpion and run the length of the roadster’s body.

The new Scorpion Sting Appearance Group is available on the Fiat 124 Spider Abarth for $395 U.S. Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). The Scorpion Sting Appearance Group joins a list of other recently introduced options for the Fiat 124 Spider:
  • Record Monza Exhaust on Fiat 124 Spider Abarth models provides unmistakable Abarth growl for $995 MSRP
  • Fiat 124 Spider Abarth Veleno Appearance Group features red exterior mirror caps, red lower fascia lip and red front tow hook, Abarth-branded carpeted floor mats and a bright foot rest for $495 MSRP
  • Custom center-stripe design options, including “Double Rally Stripe” and “Retro Stripe,” available on 2019 model-year Fiat 124 Spider Classica for $295 MSRP
The Fiat 124 Spider is available now in FIAT studios and select Chrysler, Jeep®, Dodge and Ram stores. Visit FIATusa.com to find a FIAT dealer near you.

Fiat 124 Spider Classica
Starting at $25,390 MSRP, the Classica model features a dual-tip exhaust, black roll-bar finish, body-color header, side sills and door handles. The roadster also comes standard with 16-inch alloy wheels, Nero (black) premium cloth seats, halogen headlamps and LED taillamps. Inside, soft-touch materials on the instrument panel are highlighted with light silver accents. Not visible are eight points to reduce Noise Vibration Harshness (NVH), including insulation in the instrument panel, center tunnel, convertible top and rear trunk, to name a few.

Fiat 124 Spider Lusso
Starting at $28,145 MSRP, the Lusso (“Luxury”) model builds on the Classica with 17-inch alloy wheels, silver-painted A-pillar header and roll-bar cover, and dual-tip chrome exhaust. The interior features heated premium leather seats in Nero (black) or Saddle and a leatherette-wrapped cluster brow. The lower instrument panel also is wrapped in leatherette, with Piano Black accents throughout.

Fiat 124 Spider Abarth
Starting under $30,000, the Fiat 124 Spider Abarth offers even more of a sportier, responsive driving experience for performance enthusiasts with 164 horsepower. Features include a front and rear Bilstein sport suspension, mechanical limited-slip differential, front strut tower bar, Sport Mode selector, and sport-tuned chrome quad-tip exhaust with the world-renowned Abarth sound. Its aggressive appearance comes complete with unique front and rear fascia, 17-inch Gun Metal aluminum wheels, Gun Metal exterior accents and an available hand-painted hood stripe, offering a one-of-a-kind appearance. Other available features include a Brembo braking system and Recaro seats for added sportiness.

About the Fiat 124 Spider
The Fiat 124 Spider revives the storied nameplate, bringing its classic Italian styling and performance to a new generation. Paying homage to the original 124 Spider more than 50 years after its introduction, the Fiat 124 Spider delivers the ultimate Italian roadster experience with driving excitement, technology and safety combined with iconic Italian design.

The Fiat 124 Spider, designed in Centro Stile in Turin, Italy, borrows cues from the original Spider – widely considered one of Fiat’s most beautiful cars of all time – and reinterprets them for today. The 124 Spider has a timeless low-slung presence, with a classically beautiful body side, well-balanced proportions and a sporty cabin-to-hood ratio.

The roadster comes standard with the proven 1.4-liter MultiAir Turbo four-cylinder engine, the engine’s first application in a rear-wheel-drive vehicle. The engine delivers 164 horsepower and 184 lb.-ft. of torque on Abarth and is available with a six-speed manual transmission or a six-speed automatic transmission.

The 124 Spider’s suspension uses a double-wishbone layout in front and a multi-link 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 (dual pinion) system. NVH enhancements, including an acoustic front windshield and insulation treatments, help deliver a refined, quiet ride.

The vehicle is available with an array of safety and security features, including full LED adaptive front headlamps, Blind-spot Monitoring, Rear Cross Path detection and a ParkView rear backup camera.

Technology and convenience features include Keyless Enter ‘n Go, Bluetooth connectivity, heated seats, available Bose premium nine-speaker audio system and FIAT Connect 7.0 with a 7-inch touchscreen display.

About FIAT Brand
FIAT brand celebrates its 120th anniversary. For more than a century, some things haven’t changed. Head-turning Italian design and the ultimate fun-to-drive factor come standard with every FIAT.

FIAT is the only brand in the industry to offer standard turbo powertrains that deliver at least 30 mpg across its entire product lineup. The all-turbo lineup includes the all-wheel-drive Fiat 500X compact crossover, the Fiat 124 Spider roadster and the five-passenger Fiat 500L utility vehicle.
 

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FIAT Introduces New ‘Scorpion Sting’ Graphics for 124 Spider Abarth

    • This year marks the 70th anniversary of Abarth and the 120th anniversary of FIAT
    • Starting at $25,390 MSRP, the Fiat 124 Spider is the most affordable roadster in its class and features:
      • Class-exclusive four-cylinder turbocharged engine
      • Best-in-class highway fuel economy
      • Best-in-class cargo room
      • Class-exclusive quad exhaust tips
    • New “Scorpion Sting” Appearance Group available for $395 MSRP, includes iconic Abarth scorpion hood decal and side stripes in Rosso red
    • Additional options available for the Fiat 124 Spider include:
      • Abarth Record Monza Exhaust
      • Abarth Veleno Appearance Group
      • Classica custom center-stripe design options
    • Fiat 124 Spider is available in three models – Classica, Lusso and Abarth
    • Fiat 124 Spider is available now in FIAT studios and select Chrysler, Jeep®, Dodge and Ram stores. Visit FIATusa.com to find a FIAT dealer near you

September 18, 2019 , Auburn Hills, Mich. - The scorpion celebrates 70 years.

FIAT announced today the all-new “Scorpion Sting” Appearance Group, which provides an unmistakable look, available on the performance-oriented Fiat 124 Spider Abarth.

“Every Fiat 124 Spider comes standard with turbocharged open-air fun,” said Tim Kuniskis, Global Head of Alfa Romeo and Head of Passenger Cars – Dodge, SRT, Chrysler and FIAT, FCA – North America. “The Scorpion Sting Appearance Group gives the roadster head-turning presence and yet another way to customize the fun-to-drive Fiat 124 Spider Abarth.”

Design elements include an attention-grabbing Rosso-red scorpion silhouette hood decal reminiscent of the legendary Abarth badge, a badge of honor celebrating 70 years. The Abarth scorpion badge is a historical nod to founder Karl Abarth, whose astrological sign was Scorpio, and represents a symbol of power and performance. In addition, sleek Rosso red side stripes feature the iconic scorpion and run the length of the roadster’s body.

The new Scorpion Sting Appearance Group is available on the Fiat 124 Spider Abarth for $395 U.S. Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). The Scorpion Sting Appearance Group joins a list of other recently introduced options for the Fiat 124 Spider:
  • Record Monza Exhaust on Fiat 124 Spider Abarth models provides unmistakable Abarth growl for $995 MSRP
  • Fiat 124 Spider Abarth Veleno Appearance Group features red exterior mirror caps, red lower fascia lip and red front tow hook, Abarth-branded carpeted floor mats and a bright foot rest for $495 MSRP
  • Custom center-stripe design options, including “Double Rally Stripe” and “Retro Stripe,” available on 2019 model-year Fiat 124 Spider Classica for $295 MSRP
The Fiat 124 Spider is available now in FIAT studios and select Chrysler, Jeep®, Dodge and Ram stores. Visit FIATusa.com to find a FIAT dealer near you.

Fiat 124 Spider Classica
Starting at $25,390 MSRP, the Classica model features a dual-tip exhaust, black roll-bar finish, body-color header, side sills and door handles. The roadster also comes standard with 16-inch alloy wheels, Nero (black) premium cloth seats, halogen headlamps and LED taillamps. Inside, soft-touch materials on the instrument panel are highlighted with light silver accents. Not visible are eight points to reduce Noise Vibration Harshness (NVH), including insulation in the instrument panel, center tunnel, convertible top and rear trunk, to name a few.

Fiat 124 Spider Lusso
Starting at $28,145 MSRP, the Lusso (“Luxury”) model builds on the Classica with 17-inch alloy wheels, silver-painted A-pillar header and roll-bar cover, and dual-tip chrome exhaust. The interior features heated premium leather seats in Nero (black) or Saddle and a leatherette-wrapped cluster brow. The lower instrument panel also is wrapped in leatherette, with Piano Black accents throughout.

Fiat 124 Spider Abarth
Starting under $30,000, the Fiat 124 Spider Abarth offers even more of a sportier, responsive driving experience for performance enthusiasts with 164 horsepower. Features include a front and rear Bilstein sport suspension, mechanical limited-slip differential, front strut tower bar, Sport Mode selector, and sport-tuned chrome quad-tip exhaust with the world-renowned Abarth sound. Its aggressive appearance comes complete with unique front and rear fascia, 17-inch Gun Metal aluminum wheels, Gun Metal exterior accents and an available hand-painted hood stripe, offering a one-of-a-kind appearance. Other available features include a Brembo braking system and Recaro seats for added sportiness.

About the Fiat 124 Spider
The Fiat 124 Spider revives the storied nameplate, bringing its classic Italian styling and performance to a new generation. Paying homage to the original 124 Spider more than 50 years after its introduction, the Fiat 124 Spider delivers the ultimate Italian roadster experience with driving excitement, technology and safety combined with iconic Italian design.

The Fiat 124 Spider, designed in Centro Stile in Turin, Italy, borrows cues from the original Spider – widely considered one of Fiat’s most beautiful cars of all time – and reinterprets them for today. The 124 Spider has a timeless low-slung presence, with a classically beautiful body side, well-balanced proportions and a sporty cabin-to-hood ratio.

The roadster comes standard with the proven 1.4-liter MultiAir Turbo four-cylinder engine, the engine’s first application in a rear-wheel-drive vehicle. The engine delivers 164 horsepower and 184 lb.-ft. of torque on Abarth and is available with a six-speed manual transmission or a six-speed automatic transmission.

The 124 Spider’s suspension uses a double-wishbone layout in front and a multi-link 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 (dual pinion) system. NVH enhancements, including an acoustic front windshield and insulation treatments, help deliver a refined, quiet ride.

The vehicle is available with an array of safety and security features, including full LED adaptive front headlamps, Blind-spot Monitoring, Rear Cross Path detection and a ParkView rear backup camera.

Technology and convenience features include Keyless Enter ‘n Go, Bluetooth connectivity, heated seats, available Bose premium nine-speaker audio system and FIAT Connect 7.0 with a 7-inch touchscreen display.

About FIAT Brand
FIAT brand celebrates its 120th anniversary. For more than a century, some things haven’t changed. Head-turning Italian design and the ultimate fun-to-drive factor come standard with every FIAT.

FIAT is the only brand in the industry to offer standard turbo powertrains that deliver at least 30 mpg across its entire product lineup. The all-turbo lineup includes the all-wheel-drive Fiat 500X compact crossover, the Fiat 124 Spider roadster and the five-passenger Fiat 500L utility vehicle.
 
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