Fiat’s 124 Spider will get its drape telephone call, as well as unlike the scene in Don Giovanni where Don satisfies a horrible destiny as well as is dragged off to heck, the Fiat 124 Spider is heading out without feeling as well as little excitement.
In a news release, FCA Group stated, “The Fiat 124 Spider as well as the Fiat 500L will certainly be ceased after the 2020 version year,” therefore finishing the four-year run for the front-engine, rear-drive, two-place roadster made in Japan by Mazda, together with the MX-5 Miata at their Hiroshima plant, as reported by Roadshow.
Nostalgia being what it was, FCA revitalized the 124 name as well as with it the Pininfarina layout hints of the initial Fiat 124 Sport Spider, which was made from 1966 to 1985. In 2012, FCA’s Alfa Romeo subsidiary as well as Mazda revealed a joint endeavor to create a typical rear-drive system with 2 clearly various powertrains as well as bodies that would certainly be one-of-a-kind to every brand name.
With the late FCA chairman Sergio Marchionne deciding in 2014 that Alfas might just be made in Italy, FCA changed their roadster to the Fiat brand name, bringing it to market in 2016 as the Fiat 124 Sport making use of the Mazda MX-5 Miata’s drivetrain as well as framework. Powered by a 1.4-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine with 160 horse power as well as 184 lb-ft of torque, the auto never ever rather captured on with cars fanatics, tracking the MX-5s sales throughout its life-span.
Neither penne arrabbiata neither a yummy udon, the Fiat 124 Sport’s battles to discover a target market more than.
“For the 2021 version year, the Fiat schedule will certainly include the Fiat 500X crossover, which uses one-of-a-kind as well as practical Italian layout, basic all-wheel-drive capacity, 9-speed transmission, 30 mpg freeway as well as best-in-class 210 lb-ft of torque,” Fiat stated.