2018 Fiat 124 Spider Receives New Colors And Trims

The Mazda MX-5-based Fiat 124 Spider will be sold in three trim levels of 2018, including the performance-oriented Abarth variant.

For the latest model year, customers will be able to choose between the 124 Spider Classica, the 124 Spider Lusso and the aforementioned 124 Spider Abarth. The first of those three comes standard with 16-inch alloy wheels, halogen headlights, LED taillights, dual-tip exhaust, black roll bar and soft-touch materials on the instrument panel.

Those looking for a little more can move up to the Lusso trim level. It builds on the Classica and adds 17-inch wheels, dual-tip chrome exhaust, silver roll bar, heated leather seats and a number of Piano Black accents. As for the Abarth, it is adorned in mechanical modifications like Bilstein front and rear suspension, a limited-slip differential, front struct tower bar, quad-tip exhaust, 17-inch Gunmetal aluminium wheels and can be optioned with Brembo brakes and Recaro seats.

In total, there are eight colors on offer for 2018, including three new inclusions; Puro Bianco Perla, Grigio Chiaro and Blu Scuro.

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  • nastinupe

    So Abrath doesn’t get a bump in hp? Disappointing.

    • Vassilis

      I suspect they can’t do it. It needs to stay in line with the Miata’s hp figures.

  • nastinupe

    I believe that Fiat missed a great opportunity with the 124 Spider. They should have moved it upstream and slotted it well above the Miata instead of overlapping it. Starting price should have been around $39,000 and that should have included a 220 hp engine and a more luxurious interior. Also customization should have been on Porsche 911 levels. That would have been cool.

    • Obsequious Lickspittle

      It would also have been a very expensive Fiat.

      • Vassilis

        That no one would buy :p

  • Karl

    Why would anyone buy this knockoff of the real thing is beyond rational comprehension..

    • javier

      uh … cuz it drives totally differently and maybe you prefer that

  • Where are They?

    I reside in Southern California and to date have not seen one on the roads.

    • fabri99

      I live in Italy and to date I have seen ONE on the road. ONE.

      • Michelin

        Goodcarbadcar report sales in U.S. and canada show Fiat 124 sell 50% of Mazda MX5.
        For 124 it’s not a bad performance on first year in new market !!!!

        • fabri99

          Eh, not that great either. I’m pretty sure they were expecting better.

  • THIS IS A LOT SHARPER THAN THE MX5. THE BLACK HOOD/TRUNK HAS TO GO, IT LOOKS LIKE THEY HAVEN’T FINISHED THE PAINT JOB.

  • javier

    made it more accessible for non midgets, no i thought not

  • RF targa top edition?

  • Mark Floerke

    Own it – Love it! Totally fun to drive, easy enough for a tall fat old man to get in and out of, peppy pickup with no turbo lag. Convertible top is so easy to open and close. Great price for a very fun sporty and sharp looking car. To paraphrase a friend of mine who drives a restored TR6 – It looks like a speeding ticket even while standing still. Audio connections are simple and work well, sound system is pretty good even with the top down at 55 mph. I ended up with a Classica and a couple of add ons. What I really don’t get being offered on these is the power seats. Total waste of money and engineering. How many different people will be driving something like this any way? I imagine most may be like me where it will primarily be Daddy’s toy single driver who will adjust the seat once when you buy it and never again. The Abarth does have a lot of other cool additions, and I may upgrade to one in future model with trade in.

  • SteersUright

    The car rides so high it looks like its ready for some jumps at the rallycross dirt track. The wheels are pathetically unimpressive, even more so from an Italian design house. The interior is nice-ish though, but the exterior requires an immediate nip-tuck. That the Abarth sees no reduction in turbo-lag (a documented issue with this motor) nor an increase in power is a true disappointment. Also, the MSRP is rather steep for the package on offer. Good thing I see these regularly advertised for $5-$10k off MSRP, in essence, their true market value. Also, the Miata looks more traditionally good-looking Italian in its design than this little “Italian” coupe, though neither will win any beauty contests. Also, the NA motor in the Miata is a special little, eager, revver thats well suited to this type of roadster. I do like the slightly larger size of the Fiat though, as the Miata looks simply too diminutive for my tastes and like an 9/10’s scale model of the car it should’ve been.
    Either way, Fiat’s got a missed opportunity here if I’ve ever seen one.

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