After making its debut at 2015 Los Angeles Auto Show in November, the 2017 Fiat 124 Spider has officially arrived on U.S. soil and is ready for shipment to Fiat dealers across America and Canada.
“After much anticipation, the all-new Fiat 124 Spider is here in the U.S. and will start to arrive at FIAT studios next week,” Fiat brand boss Bob Broderdorf said in a statement. “Just in time for the prime convertible season, customers will now have the opportunity to experience our Italian-designed, fun-to-drive roadster for themselves.”
Arriving at the same time as the 2017 Fiat 124 Spider is the Fiat 124 Spider Elaborazione Abarth, which made its U.S. debut at the 2016 New York International Auto Show in March. Both models come with Fiat’s 1.4-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine, however the motor produces 160 horsepower and 184 lb.-ft. of torque on Classica and Lusso, models and 164 horsepower and 184 lb.-ft. of torque on the Abarth. A six-speed manual transmission is standard, while a six-speed auto is available as an option.
Pricing for the entry-level 124 Spider Classica starts at $24,995 for the manual and $26,345 for the automatic – not including $995 in destination fees. The step up to the Lusso model, which adds 17-inch alloy wheels, silver-painted A-pillars and roll bar covers, a dual-tip chrome exhaust, leather upholstery and piano black dash trim bumps the cost to $27,495 before destination.
The range-topping 124 Spider Abarth starts at $28,195 before destination and ups the sportiness of the convertible with more aggressive front and rear fascias, Abarth wheels, front and rear Bilstein sport suspension, a mechanical limited-slip differential, a front strut tower bar and option Brembo brakes and Recaro seats.