Mar 05 2015 04:30 PM | Fiat NewsThe Fiat roadster (formally the Alfa Romeo roadster) that is being developed with a bit of help from Mazda has gotten a name. Automotive News Europe reports that the upcoming roadster will wear the 124 Spider name when it launches. This comes from Fiat Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne who revealed the name to reporters at the Geneva Motor Show this week.
The name can trace it roots back to 1966 when it was used on a 2+2 convertible based on the Fiat 124. The original 124 Spider was designed by Pininfarina and come equipped with a variety of engines throughout its life including a 1.4L four-cylinder and 2.0L.
Marchionne went onto say that the model would be sold worldwide, but didn't reveal a launch window.
Feb 02 2015 01:30 PM | Fiat NewsToday, Fiat announced pricing for their latest member of the U.S. lineup. The 500X crossover when it arrives at dealers in the second quarter of 2015 will have a price of $20,900 (includes destination) for the base Pop model. The rest of 500X lineup pricing follows,Easy: $23,200Trekking: $24,000Lounge: $25,750Trekking Plus: $28,000Engines for the 500X include the turbocharged 1.4L four-cylinder with 160 horsepower and 184 pound-feet of torque or a 2.4L four-cylinder with 180 horsepower and 175 pound-feet of torque. All-wheel drive is available on the Easy through Trekking Plus models for an additional $1,900.
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Dec 19 2014 04:25 PM | Fiat NewsIt seems like only yesterday when the announcement of a partnership between Alfa Romeo and Mazda to build a new Spyder using the next-generation MX-5 Miata. But earlier this year, reports started to flow about how the partnership was going up in smoke. Alfa was reportedly going to go on its own for the Spyder, while Abarth would get the roadster that was originally going to go to Alfa. We now have confirmation on both counts.
Car Magazine recently interviewed Harold Wester, brand chief for both Alfa Romeo and Maserati. Wester confirmed that Alfa Romeo Spyder would not be based on the Mazda MX-5.
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